Stéphane Hautbourg

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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.

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