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Charles de Navacelle


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  • Columbia University (LL.M. 2003; Columbia Journal of European Law); University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas (DEA [LL.M.] in European Union Law 2002); University of Paris V-René Descartes (DESS [LL.M.] in European Business Law 2002); St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford (Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies, 1st Division 2d Class Honours 2001) and University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas (Maîtrise [J.D.] with high honors 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Paris and New York Bars

Charles de Navacelle represents clients before European and U.S. antitrust authorities in response to antitrust investigations, including criminal grand jury investigations relating to alleged international cartel activity and price-fixing cases at a global level. He has experience before the European Commission, the French Autorité de la concurrence, the United States Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission.

After working in the Firm's Washington Office for two years, Charles transferred to Europe where his practice is now focused on assisting international clients in Brussels and Paris on both transactional and litigation matters. He has been involved in the antitrust analysis of proposed acquisitions in various industry sectors, including consumer products, chemicals, telecoms, and health care. He has experience assisting clients in numerous merger filings, responding to requests, drafting Form COs, and preparing substantiated antitrust defenses for mergers or acquisitions. He has assisted many clients on cross-border mergers involving multiple antitrust reviews in numerous jurisdictions, including notifications and negotiations before the European Commission.

Charles's practice also includes general antitrust counseling for contractual issues and economic behaviors involving U.S. and EU laws. In 2010, Charles was appointed Rapporteur (coordinator) of the Commission on the application of fines in French competition law ordered by the French Minister of Economy.

Charles is a dual French and U.S. citizen and received his legal education in Europe and in the U.S. He is a member of the New York State Bar, the Paris Bar, and the American Bar Association (Section of Antitrust Law).

Honors & Distinctions

  • Named to the inaugural issue of Who's Who Legal: Competition — Future Leaders (2017) and "Future Leaders/non-partners" (2018)


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