Aurélien Condomines

Aurélien Condomines is one of the founding partners of Aramis and in charge of economic law. His practice is essentially related to antitrust law, distribution law, consumer law and customs law. He represents companies on a regular basis for the negotiation and drafting of complex contracts and, as a litigator, he represents the firm’s clients before the French and EC courts on matters in his areas of specialty. Finally, he is in charge of the firm’s compliance practice (corruption and antitrust).

Aurélien Condomines formerly worked for the firms de Pardieu Brocas Maffei in Paris, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and Morgan Lewis in Paris. He has tought legal strategy for managers in the setting of the MBA program of the HEC Business School in Paris and antitrust law at the Institute of Political Science of Lille. He has published a book on French competition law in 2014.

His distribution and competition practice at Aramis is recommended by Legal 500, GCR and Décideurs.

References

MERGER CONTROL
Counsel to InVivo for the notifications of the acquisition of the Soufflet group in several jurisdictions

Notification of the acquisition of a garden centre business by the Eurea group to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the acquisition of Vinadeis by InVivo Wine to the French Competition Authority

Notification of several merger operations carried out by the Primonial group (Bridgepoint)

Notification of the acquisition of Sunclear by Aramis to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the acquisition of DNCA by Natixis Asset Management to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the acquisition of Sterenn by Promodis to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the acquisition of assets of Daher by Norbert Dentressangle to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the acquisition of Panhard by Renault Trucks to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the creation of two joint ventures between Danone and Norbert Dentressangle to the European Commission

Notification of the creation of a joint venture between La Poste and Swiss Post to the European Commission

Notification of the creation of a joint venture between Natixis and Rothschild to the European Commission

Notification of the acquisition of joint control by InVivo over RAGT Semences to the French and German authorities

Notification of the acquisition of Benedicta by H.J. Heinz to the French authorities

 

COMPETITION
Representation of a major player in medical distribution in an investigation before the French Competition Authority

Representation of Sodiaal for the implementation of commitments resulting from the dairy products case

Representation of XPO – Norbert Dentressangle in the context of a cartel case in the courier sector before the French Competition Authority

Representation of FIA in the poultry sector cartel case before the French Competition Authority

Representation of a company in a complaint before the French Competition Authority in the tax software sector

Representation of Titres Cadeaux in a complaint before the French Competition Authority concerning the gift card sector

Representation of the European Commission before the Court of First Instance of the European Communities in the elevator cartel case

Representation of several companies before the French Competition Council in the case of boiler rooms in Saône et Loire (public contract)

 

DISTRIBUTION, CONSUMPTION AND CUSTOMS
Counsel to numerous suppliers in their negotiations with large-scale distributors

Drafting of contractual documentation for the distribution of products (general terms and conditions, distribution contracts, Internet charter)

Advised several suppliers in the context of their Internet distribution policy

Regularly advising several companies on the assessment of risks related to misleading advertising

Counsel to a manufacturer of electronic products in the context of product withdrawals from the market

Representation of a company in the context of an investigation by the DGCCRF regarding the characteristics of food products

Representation of a company in a criminal trial regarding invoicing and advertising

Regular advice on customs law (embargoes, recovery of customs duties, special customs procedures)

 

COMPLEX LITIGATION
Representation of several companies (logistics, distribution) in the context of litigation concerning the brutal rupture of contractual relations

Representation of a real estate builder in connection with major construction disputes

Representation of several companies in matters of unfair competition (parasitism, denigration, poaching, etc.)

Representation of investors in financial matters (Madoff, Edelweiss)

Representation of the European Commission in proceedings concerning car distribution