Frédéric Louis focuses on all aspects of EU competition law, in particular, behavioural investigations (cartels and abuse of dominance), merger clearances and state aid. In addition, he has extensive litigation experience, having represented clients in more than 35 proceedings before the European courts in Luxembourg. He has successfully challenged a number of cartel decisions in the EU courts, obtaining annulments or substantial reductions in fines.
Mr Louis’s competition practice includes cartel, parallel imports and abuse of dominance investigations (including internal investigations and leniency applications); complaints and litigation; merger clearance; state aid investigations; and complaints and counselling. He advises clients across a wide variety of industry sectors, from basic industries (construction materials, chemicals), high-tech and consumer goods, including service industries (telecommunications, banking, media and sports).
Mr Louis has filed a number of complaints with the European Commission alleging abuse of dominance and has defended clients against such allegations. He won an annulment of a decision imposing a €19 million fine on one of his clients.