ClaireLavin

Associate

Paris + 33.1.56.59.39.39

Claire Lavin's practice focuses on all aspects of European and French competition law. Her experience includes merger control, cartels, anticompetitive agreements, and abuse of dominance as well as European and French state aid law. She also helps in the establishment of distribution networks.

Claire has worked on cases involving a wide range of industries, including transport, pharmaceuticals, retail and banking.

Claire teaches European competition law at the Paris Institut d'Etudes Politiques and has taught European litigation at the Paris II Assas University.

Experience

  • Pharmaceutical company seeks over $1 billion in ICC arbitration related to licensing agreementJones Day represented a multinational pharmaceutical company seeking over $1 billion in royalties in a licensing agreement dispute related to the application of U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Brulotte and Kimble, among other claims.
  • Société Générale sells its majority stake in Societe Generale Albania to OTP Bank.Jones Day advised Société Générale in the sale of its majority stake in Societe Generale Albania to OTP Bank.
  • Cyrus Capital Partners acquires, in French insolvency proceeding, of French business of Toys R UsJones Day represented Cyrus Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition, in a French insolvency proceeding, of the French business (comprised notably of 44 stores) of Toys R Us.
  • Société Générale sells its majority stakes in Societe Generale Expressbank AD and Sogelife Bulgaria IJSC to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in its sale of its majority stakes in Societe Generale Expressbank AD and Sogelife Bulgaria IJSC to OTP Bank.
  • ANSYS acquires OPTISJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, on its acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision, and physics-based visualization.
  • Safran completes €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares creating global leader in aircraft equipmentJones Day represented Safran in connection with its €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares to create a global leader in aircraft equipment.
  • Lincoln Electric acquires Air Liquide Welding for €115 million (US$134 million)Jones Day advised Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. in the €115 million (US$134 million) acquisition of the Air Liquide Welding subsidiary of Air Liquide, a key player in the manufacturing of welding and cutting technologies.
  • Agence des Participations de l'Etat provides €200 million State loan to Vale Canada Limited and issues State guarantee to secure project financing of tailings storage areaJones Day represented Agence des Participations de l'Etat in connection with a €200 million (US$240 million) State loan provided to Vale Canada Limited secured by nickel finished and semi-finished product inventory held by the Vale group throughout Asia and Europe; and the issuance of a State guarantee to secure the project financing of a tailings storage area in the nickel mine operated by Vale in New Caledonia.
  • Wabtec acquires Faiveley Transport for $1.8 billionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in the acquisition of Faiveley Transport S.A., a global supplier of high added value integrated systems for the railway industry, for a total of $1.8 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt.
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