Mélanie Thill-Tayara

Mélanie Thill-Tayara

Partner, Dechert LLP
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Mélanie Thill-Tayara is a partner in Dechert’s Paris office. She focuses her practice on antitrust and competition law and she regularly represents leading companies in merger notifications before the French and European regulators and coordinates multi-jurisdictional filings. She has handled a significant number of cartel and abuse of dominant position cases before EU and French authorities and courts.

Noted as a strong litigator whose ‘advice is invaluable [and] always technically accurate’, she has been involved in landmark cases involving essential facilities, information exchange systems and dominance abuses in various sectors. ‘She is held in high esteem by clients, one of whom reports with her experience she is probably someone who really makes an impact and a difference’ (Chambers). Noted as ‘a must’ with regard to life sciences, pharmaceuticals and biotech, she also counsels clients on issues pertaining to sectors such as financial services, consumer goods, luxury goods and leisure, transport, technology goods, chemicals and press distribution (Leaders League).

Thill-Tayara is a regular speaker at international merger control conferences and has co-organised the annual Global Merger Control Conference with Concurrences since 2016. She has published numerous interviews and articles on merger control in Global Competition Review, Concurrences and Lexology.

Prior to joining Dechert in February 2016, she served as a partner for more than 20 years with two other international law firms. Before that, she was an officer at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission, where she participated in numerous dawn raid operations and contributed to several decisions.

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