Marie-Laure Combet

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Marie-Laure Combet is a competition lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Marie-Laure advises on all French and European competition matters and related types of work (i.e., compliance, advisory/transactional and contentious matters).

Over the years, Marie-Laure has also developed a significant experience in relation to State aid matters, i.e., handling very high profile cases notably in the banking sector, the air transportation and energy sectors, as well as general EU law and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Marie-Laure was Counsel at Clifford Chance Europe LLP in Paris. She previously worked as a lawyer with JeantetAssociés and Debevoise & Plimpton.


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European Competition Authorities Crack Down on Violations of Merger Control Procedural Rules

Is a wind of change blowing through the European merger control enforcement landscape?

The response is yes, certainly.

Very recent cases or investigations launched by the European Commission alleging potential violations of merger control procedural rules by notifying parties have sent a clear signal to companies: you’d now better think twice before breaking the merger control procedural rules.

It is even truer when one considers that this may well be a trend throughout Europe. These cases have echoed back to recent similar cases, pending or closed, at the member state level (the Altice case in France, the CEE Holding Group limited/ Olympic International Holdings Limited case in Hungary, the AB Kauno Grudai / AB Vievio Paukstynas case in Lithuania, and a very recent bakery case in Slovakia). READ MORE