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Pierre-Louis Hutt's practice covers all aspects of EU and French competition law, including merger control, anticompetitive conduct, State aid, and dominance matters. He also advises clients on foreign direct investment (FDI) matters.

Pierre-Louis regularly assists clients with navigating complex cross-border merger control and investment screening reviews. He also advises companies on ensuring antitrust compliance and assists clients in antitrust investigations and appeal procedures before the courts. His representations cover several business sectors, including energy, telecom, critical raw materials, health, and technology.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2021, Pierre-Louis worked in the Paris office of a leading French law firm and in the competition department at a global company.


  • Valmet acquires process gas chromatography business of Siemens AGJones Day advised Valmet Oyj in the €102.5 million acquisition of the process gas chromatography business of Siemens AG.
  • SmartSD enters into strategic partnership with CobepaJones Day advised SmartSD and its longstanding stakeholders Smile Invest, co-founders and management on a strategic partnership with new majority shareholder Cobepa, a leading European private equity company.
  • Nordson Corporation acquires ARAGJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in the acquisition and financing of ARAG Group and its subsidiaries from private equity funds advised by European private equity firm Capvis AG and its founders in an all-cash transaction that values ARAG Group at an enterprise value of €960 million ($1.05 billion) and in the related debt financing which consisted of a €760 million 364-day term loan agreement with JPMorgan Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • CoLift, Traxys Management and Optiver acquire Traxys GroupJones Day represented CoLift LLC, which sponsored the management buy-out of the Traxys Group, a leading global physical trader and merchant in metals and natural resources, together with Optiver, a global market maker and an investor group active in mining and natural resources led by Regent Mercantile Holdings Limited and The LOM Financial Group.
  • Meridian Bioscience agrees to be acquired by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners in $1.53 billion all-cash transactionJones Day advised Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in its $1.53 billion all-cash acquisition by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners.
  • 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.
  • Eurobio Scientific acquires GenDxJones Day advised Eurobio Scientific SA in the acquisition and financing of the Dutch company Genome Diagnostics BV (GenDx) from its founder and its shareholders for €135 million (net of adjusted cash).
  • EssilorLuxottica and CooperCompanies form joint ventureJones Day advised EssilorLuxottica in the formation of its joint venture, SightGlass Vision, with CooperCompanies for the commercialization of novel spectacle lens technologies to expand the myopia management category.
  • 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").
  • Solmax acquires U.S. geosynthetics manufacturer PropexJones Day served as antitrust and financing counsel to Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax) in the acquisition by Solmax of Propex Operating Company, LLC, a leading geosynthetics manufacturer with a long track record in the construction, transportation, mining, and automotive industries.