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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. 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 antitrust and competition law by independent legal directories and is one of five women partners 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. She 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 complex merger filings. She has participated in leniency applications and commitments procedures and helped design and implement antitrust compliance programs.

In 2022, Charlotte was appointed as co-chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Task Force on Antitrust Compliance Policy Harmonization. Since 2024, she has been a member of the board of directors of the Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la concurrence (APDC) in France.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Charlotte was the resident partner-in-charge of the Brussels antitrust practice of an international law firm. 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.


  • EDF obtains landmark European Commission approval of €300 million in French state aid for development of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMRs)Jones Day advised Electricité de France S.A. ("EDF") in securing the European Commission's approval of €300 million in State aid from the French State to support R&D activities in the field of Small Modular Reactors ("SMRs").
  • Ubisoft signs deal for streaming Call of Duty and other Activision Blizzard gamesJones Day represented Ubisoft Entertainment SA (“Ubisoft”) on the corporate and antitrust aspects of its agreement with Activision Blizzard and Microsoft giving Ubisoft the cloud streaming rights for Call of Duty and all existing and current Activision Blizzard titles, as well as those to be released over the next 15 years once Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is completed.
  • Électricité de Strasbourg forms JV with ErametJones Day advised Électricité de Strasbourg, an energy provider in Alsace (France), in the formation of a joint venture with Eramet, one of the leading French actors in the mining and metallurgy industries, to develop and use joint capabilities for the extraction, refining and production of lithium from geothermal resources, with a targeted annual volume of 10,000 tons of lithium corresponding to the volume necessary to produce c.250,000 batteries for electric vehicles per year).
  • EDF and Engie create joint venture in energy-efficiency road lightingJones Day acted as antitrust counsel to both Electricité de France S.A. ("EDF") and Engie in the formation of Nojoom, a joint venture formed between EDF and Engie that will finance, supply, install, operate and maintain LED energy-efficient luminaires in Abu Dhabi, resulting in a significant reduction in future power consumption.
  • EDF obtains full dismissal of antitrust complaint in FranceJones Day secured the complete dismissal of a complaint brought against EDF (Electricité de France) by a French association of energy retailers, l'ANODE, before the French Competition Authority ("FCA").
  • EDF subsidiary Cyclife acquires Aquila Nuclear Engineering Ltd.Jones Day acted as antitrust counsel to EDF subsidiary Cyclife in its acquisition of Aquila Nuclear Engineering Ltd.
  • EDF and Veolia create joint ventureJones Day acted as antitrust counsel to EDF in the formation of Waste2Glass, a 50/50 joint venture with Veolia that develops innovative radioactive waste treatment solutions based on Veolia's Geomelt® vitrification technology.
  • EDF acquires 50% of Orange ConcessionsJones Day acted 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.
  • Teréga successfully navigates European Commission's first State aid investigation of regulatory mechanism for storage of natural gasJones Day advised French gas storage operator Teréga SA in successfully navigating the European Commission's in-depth investigation into whether the French regulation mechanism for natural gas storage complied with EU State aid rules.
  • SUEZ sells its SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations to PreZeroJones Day advised the French listed company SUEZ SA in its 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.
  • Luminus acquires Essent BelgiumJones Day advised Luminus SA (a subsidiary of EDF SA) on the antitrust and merger control aspects of its acquisition of Essent Belgium NV.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Altre Pubblicazioni

    • 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