Stéphane Hautbourg, resident partner in the Brussels office, focuses his practice on European competition law.
Stéphane has a very strong expertise in merger control. Major cases in which he has been involved include Safran/SNPE, SNCF/Eurostar, Orange UK/T-Mobile UK, Pernod Ricard/V&S, SEB/Moulinex and TotalFina/Elf.
Stéphane also regularly advises companies in behavioural matters. He assisted several electro-intensive industrial companies in all antitrust issues raised by the setting up of a joint venture for the joint purchasing of electricity (Exeltium), and Areva in the investigation opened by the European Commission in relation to non-compete and confidentiality clauses applicable between Siemens and Areva following Siemens’ exit from their joint venture Areva NP. In the field of state aid, Stéphane has been involved in several high-profile cases. He is currently representing Orange before the European courts in the Financial Measures case.