Get to Know: Douglas Lahnborg, Philippe Rincazaux

Douglas Lahnborg is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Group. His practice covers all areas of EU and UK competition law.

He has advised extensively on merger and acquisitions under the UK Enterprise Act 2002 and EC Merger Regulation. Mr. Lahnborg has wide experience in advising on issues relating to Articles 101 and 102 of the TFEU and corresponding UK legislation, including representation of clients before the EC Commission in cartel investigations. He has advised several companies in abuse of dominance investigations, including in the fields of software and pharmaceuticals.

Before joining Orrick, Mr. Lahnborg was a shareholder with Heller Ehrman’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice and previously a senior associate in Slaughter and May’s competition group. He spent one year with the EC Commission where he trained with the Merger Task Force and State Aid Policy Unit of DG Competition.

Philippe Rincazaux is a partner in Orrick’s Paris office. Philippe focuses his practice on European and French antitrust and competition law. He regularly advises French and international clients in antitrust, competition and regulatory matters and represents them before European and French courts and competition and regulatory authorities.

His practice focuses on merger transactions, joint ventures and cooperation agreements, dominant firm conduct and investigations. He has deep experience with cartel investigations and was counsel in the first settlement proceedings before the French competition authority and also before the European Commission. He also has an extensive practice in leniency proceedings and focuses on issues related to legal privilege in international matters and on ethics issues in investigations and leniency proceedings.

Mr. Rincazaux is a board member, treasurer and in charge of international relations for the French Association of Competition Law. He is a founding member and a member of the board of the Association for Lawyers Practising Competition Law.