CharlotteBreuvart

Associée

Bruxelles + 32.2.645.14.61

Charlotte Breuvart exerce depuis près de 20 ans en droit de la concurrence européen, français et belge. Elle possède une expérience significative en matière de contrôle des concentrations, de pratiques anticoncurrentielles (cartels, accords horizontaux et verticaux, abus de position dominante) et d'aides d'Etat, aussi bien dans le conseil aux entreprises que dans le contentieux en France, en Belgique et devant les juridictions européennes à Luxembourg.

Elle représente des grands groupes internationaux ainsi que des entreprises françaises et belges de toutes tailles dans de nombreux domaines, et en particulier dans le secteur de l'énergie (électricité, gaz, pétrole) où elle conseille également des entreprises en matière réglementaire.

En 2012, Charlotte Breuvart a contribué à l'obtention, dans une affaire de cartel, de la plus importante réduction d'amende jamais octroyée par les juridictions européennes dans un dossier antitrust. Récemment, elle est intervenue sur plusieurs dossiers antitrust majeurs devant la Commission européenne et le Tribunal de l'Union européenne et sur des opérations de fusions-acquisitions d'envergure impliquant des notifications au titre du contrôle des concentrations auprès de la Commission et des autorités de concurrence en France et en Belgique.

Elle a également participé à plusieurs procédures de clémence et d'engagements aux niveaux européen et national. Elle intervient en outre sur des problématiques de liberté de circulation des marchandises et de libre prestation de services, ou encore dans la mise en place de programmes de compliance en droit de la concurrence.

Charlotte Breuvart a été nommée sur la liste "40 in their 40s : Notable Women Competition Professionals in Europe, the Americas, and Africa" (2019). Basée au bureau de Bruxelles, elle se déplace régulièrement à Paris. Avant de rejoindre Jones Day, elle a dirigé la pratique Concurrence du bureau bruxellois d'un cabinet d'avocats international (2007-2013), après avoir occupé un poste de juriste concurrence senior chez EDF (2006-2007).

Expérience

  • Luminus contemplates acquisition of Essent BelgiumJones Day is advising Luminus SA (a subsidiary of EDF SA) on the antitrust and merger control aspects of its contemplated acquisition of Essent Belgium NV.
  • EDF acquires 50% of Orange ConcessionsJones Day is acting as antitrust counsel to EDF Invest on the merger control/antitrust aspects of its acquisition (together with the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) and the Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance (CNP)) of 50% of the capital and voting rights of Orange Concessions which is active in the roll out of fiber in France in less densely populated areas.
  • Suez sells Suez Nordic to Prezero InternationalJones Day advised Suez SA, a French utilities company, in the sale of Suez Nordic AB to Prezero International GmbH, a subsidiary of the Schwarz Group.
  • SUEZ to sell its SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations to PreZeroJones Day advised the French listed company SUEZ SA in its contemplated largest sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations - excluding plastic recycling and hazardous waste treatment activities - in four continental Europe countries: the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, and Poland to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group, as part of exclusive negotiations.
  • EDF enters into inaugural and groundbreaking investment in Germany's hydrogen sectorJones Day represented EDF through its affiliates, Hynamics SA and EDF Deutschland, in its inaugural and groundbreaking investment in Germany’s hydrogen sector.
  • Gas transportation and storage company participates in EU state aid investigationJones Day is advising a gas transportation and storage company in an EU state aid investigation into the regulation mechanism for natural gas storage in France.
  • EDF and Masdar to form energy services companyJones Day acted as antitrust counsel to EDF (Electricité de France) in the formation of a joint venture company with Masdar (a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company) dedicated to energy efficiency and distributed solar power generation projects.
  • 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.
  • Autres 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)


    Interventions

    • 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
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