Charlotte Breuvart focuses her practice on European, French, and Belgian antitrust and competition law. She has more than 20 years of experience in cartels, abuses of dominance, merger control, and State aids (both in counseling and litigation). In 2012, Charlotte contributed to obtaining the largest ever fine reduction granted by the European courts in a cartel case. She is recognized as a leading practitioner in European, French, and Belgian antitrust and competition law by independent legal directories and is one of five women partners based in Brussels who were elected as "Shining Stars" in the Private Practice section of W@Competition's Five Star Professionals Survey, Brussels Bubble (October 2021).
Charlotte regularly advises French, Belgian, and international companies in a range of industries, with a specific focus on the energy sector.
Charlotte has been involved in several high-profile antitrust and State aid cases before the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union as well as in major M&A transactions involving multijurisdictional merger filings. She has participated in leniency applications and commitments procedures (at the EU and national levels) and implemented compliance programs in antitrust and competition law.
In 2022, Charlotte was appointed as co-chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Task Force on Antitrust Compliance Policy Harmonization.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Charlotte was the resident partner-in-charge of the Brussels antitrust and competition practice of an international law firm (2007-2013). She also served as a senior antitrust in-house counsel at EDF and practiced in the Paris and Washington, D.C. offices of another international law firm.
EU Adopts Reporting Requirements for Transactions and Public Bids Under the Foreign Subsidies Regulation
Towards a Less Effects-Based Approach? European Commission Takes Action to Amend EU Framework on Exclusionary Abuses of Dominance
Digital Markets Act: European Union Adopts New "Competition" Regulations for Certain Digital Platforms
Dual Distribution in the Digital Age: The European Commission Drafts New Competition Rules, (CPI Antitrust Chronicle)
EU Competition Enforcers Permit "Necessary and Temporary" Cooperation to Mitigate Disruption from Ukrainian Conflict
- November 2022
Balancing the Complainant’s Right to Be Heard with the Commission’s Discretion to Accept Commitments in Antitrust Proceedings—An Example Coming from the Gas Sector: Cases T-399/19 and T-616/18 Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Volume 13, Issue 8
- January 2019
Gascogne, Kendrion, and ASPLA: Little Relief from the Slow Wheels of Justice, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Volume 10, Issue 1
- December 2005
Misuse of Patent and Drug Regulatory Approval Systems in the Pharmaceutical Industry, An analysis of US and EU converging approaches, European Competition Law Review (ECLR)
- March 24, 2022
Competition Law in the Energy Sector Conference organized by Informa Connect. Moderation of the panel on Merger Control and Foreign Direct Investment in the Energy Sector.
- December 6, 2019
Conference on Recent Developments in EU Competition Law organized by the Delegation of French Bars in Brussels. Presentation on Recent EU merger control developments.
- June 20, 2019
Conference on "Public policies and Competition" co-organized by L'Entente and W@
- March 27, 2019
Panel on Digital RPM: Online Sales, Platforms & Algorithms. Presentation on "Online platforms: RPM and beyond", ABA 67th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting
- September 25, 2018
Conference on "Creation and defense of European champions: Asset in globalization, challenge for European competition policy?" organized by L'Entente
- November 15, 2017
Conference on Sensitive Antitrust Issues hosted by EMEA Conferences. Presentations on (i) joint and several liability under the EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions and (ii) exchange and disclosure of sensitive information in the context of vertical agreements (intermediaries included): Dos and Don’ts
- September 10, 2014
Workshop organized by Concurrences on Trustees and Merger Remedies
"Very technical, responsive and reliable."Who's Who Legal
- University of Paris IX-Dauphine (DESS 2000); University of Paris II-Panthéon Assas (DEA 1998); Rennes Institute of Political Studies (Diploma 1995)
- Paris and Brussels
Chambers Global (2013-2023): "can count on her to leave no stone unturned"; "has exceptional client care"
Legal 500 EMEA (2015-2023): one of "the new generation of lawyers, who understand their clients as well as an internal counsel"
Who's Who Legal: Global Leader: Competition (2021-2022); Global Leader: Competition-State Aid (2018-2022); Thought Leader: Competition-State Aid (2021): "possesses a deep and accurate knowledge of all areas of competition law"
The Best Lawyers in Belgium (2023)
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