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.
Disrupting the traditional value chain: How online platforms challenge competition rules on vertical restraints and RPM, Revue Concurrences, N° 2-2019
Antitrust Alert: French Competition Authority Concludes Online Advertising Sector Inquiry And Announces Possible Further Actions
Antitrust Alert: E-Commerce Sector Inquiry: European Commission Report Identifies Restrictive Practices and Prepares for Potential Antitrust Investigations
- 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 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
"She has a very thorough and detail-oriented mind and delivers top-quality legal advice" — Chambers
- 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 and Chambers Europe (2013-2019): "delivers top-quality legal advice"; "excellent expertise"; "you can count on her to leave no stone unturned"; "very good relationship" with clients
Legal 500 (2015-2019): one of "the new generation of lawyer, who understand their clients as well as an internal counsel"
Who's Who Legal: Competition — Future Leaders (2017-2019)
Who's Who Legal: Competition — State Aid (2018-2019)
- French and English