May 31, 2014

Global Competition Review once again ranked Willkie’s Paris Antitrust and Competition team as “Elite” in France, its highest honor. GCR writes, partner “Jacques-Philippe Gunther's team at Willkie Farr & Gallagher continues to draw praise for being one of France's leading competition practices…...The firm has maintained a busy workload across both transactional and behavioural matters, an impressive feat in a time of low merger work.” GCR highlights some of the group’s recent successes such as representing GDF Suez in obtaining the highest-ever fine reduction (€233 million) by the EU General Court regarding an energy group and representing shipping company CMA CGM in its settlement with France's Competition Authority over anti-competitive exclusivity clauses. GCR also notes the firm’s work for EDF in acquiring Edison and Photowatt and its representation of CMA in its purchase of a major stake in Terminal Link. The firm’s “Elite” (France) ranking is included in the latest edition of GCR 100, a guide to the world's leading competition law and economics practices.