CharlotteBreuvart

Partner

(T) 32.2.645.14.61 (F) 32.2.645.14.45

Charlotte Breuvart focuses her practice on European, French, and Belgian antitrust and competition law. She has almost 20 years of extensive 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 an antitrust case. She is recognized as a leading practitioner in European, French, and Belgian antitrust and competition law by independent legal directories and has been named to the list of 40 in their 40s: Notable Women Competition Professionals in Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

Charlotte regularly advises French, Belgian, and international companies in a wide range of industries, with a specific focus on the energy sector, where she also delivers regulatory advice.

She has been involved in several high-profile antitrust 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 also has participated in several leniency applications and commitments procedures (at the EU and national levels) and implemented learning and compliance programs in antitrust and competition law. In addition Charlotte regularly advises companies on general EU legislation (including freedoms of movement).

Charlotte is based in the Brussels Office but also spends time in Jones Day's Paris Office.

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 for several years.

Experience

  • Wabtec and GE Transportation merge in $11.1 billion transactionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in a Reverse Morris Trust merger with GE Transportation, valued at $11.1 billion.
  • Global video game developer/publisher defends European Commission antitrust investigationJones Day is advising a global video game developer/publisher regarding a European Commission antitrust investigation into vertical restraints (including "geo-blocking" issues) in the video games sector.
  • Suez forms joint venture with La PosteJones Day advised Suez RV France S.A. on the creation of a joint venture with La Poste S.A., which is active in the collection and recovery of non-hazardous office waste in France.
  • Total reviews EU R&D block exemption regulationJones Day advised Total S.A. on the implementation of the EU R&D block exemption regulation.
  • EDF Luminus seeks advice on potential acquisitionsJones Day advised EDF Luminus on various potential acquisitions in the electricity and gas sector.
  • Suez SA sells SUEZ Finland waste management operations to Hartwall CapitalJones Day advised Suez SA in its sale of all shares in its Finnish recycling subsidiary SUEZ Suomi Oy to Hartwall Capital Oy AB.
  • Electricity producer and supplier seeks advice on state aid investigationJones Day advised an electricity producer and supplier in relation to the European Commission’s state aid investigation into the French capacity mechanism.
  • EDF Luminus contests controversial Belgian nuclear taxJones Day advised EDF Luminus on possible strategies and antitrust arguments to contest the controversial Belgian nuclear tax, and also represented EDF Luminus before the Belgian Constitutional Court.
  • Suez Environnement and Itochu Corporation receive advice as joint bidders in auction processJones Day provided merger, acquisition, and antitrust assistance to Suez Environnement Company SA and Itochu Corporation as joint bidders in the auction process for the acquisition of the Belgian target company, Indaver NV.
  • Additional Publications

    • 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)

    Speaking Engagements

    • March 27, 2019
      Panel on Digital RPM: Online Sales, Platforms & Algorithms. Presentation on "Online platforms: RPM and beyond", ABA 67th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting
    • 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
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