Philippe Guibert and Laure Givry’s representation of Booking.com in its commitments submitted to the competition authority in December is De Pardieu Brocas Maffei’s most striking work of the year. Not only do the commitments address the question of price parity clauses for online sales, Booking.com also submitted the same commitments in Italy and Sweden and under the coordination of the commission.
Guibert created the competition practice at the firm 10 years ago and also calls on the assistance of regulation partner Christine Le Bihan-Graf from time to time. The firm represented Société Générale in the seminal Cartes Bancaires case before the ECJ and Bristol-Myers Squibb in various cases against fellow pharmaceutical maker Teva. It is also defending beIN Sport against a €289 million lawsuit brought by Canal+ and represents the association of French taxis against Uber.
Established in 1993, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei ranks among the top business law firms in France. The firm has approximately 110 lawyers, including 31 partners, and its practice covers banking, finance & capital markets, mergers & acquisitions/private equity, restructuring & insolvency, real estate & real estate finance, competition law, tax law, public law, employment law and litigation.
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is widely recognized for its strong international practice, founded on the skills of its teams and their experience in cross-border transactions. The firm advises large French and foreign groups.
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