Cecil Rhodes "John Ruskin spoke to the Oxford undergraduates  as members of the privileged, ruling class. He told them that they were the possessors of a magnificent tradition of education, beauty, rule of law, freedom, decency, and self-discipline but that tradition could not be saved, and did not deserve to be saved, unless it could be extended to the lower classes in England itself and to the non-English masses throughout the world. If this precious tradition were not extended to these two great majorities, the minority of upper-class Englishmen would ultimately be submerged by these majorities and the tradition lost. To prevent this, the tradition must be extended to the masses and to the empire.
Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact david. Co-head Thomas Elkins is another name to note. David Tayar left the firm to join Clifford Chance. European practice head Jacques-Philippe Gunther is also highly regarded. Another key contact is the recommended and Brussels-based Christina Renner who is working alongside the Paris team to advise BPCE on two separate proceedings pertaining to the application of exemption of exposures to the public sector as per recently implemented regulations.
Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier has a reputation as one of the key merger control players in the French and European markets. In other work, Igor Simic assisted AccorHotels with antitrust aspects of the separation of its HotelInvest business into a standalone entity. On the merger control front, Guibert is advising Eurosic on its merger with Gecina.
And SGL Carbon instructed the group to oversee a follow-on damages claim brought against the client and other companies previously found guilty of cartel behaviour in the carbon and graphite products sector by SNCF before the Paris Administrative Court.
The competition department at Gide Loyrette Nouel A. Other key contacts include Dimitri Dimitrovwho is defending Guerbet before the Brazilian competition authority in connection with its acquisition of Mallinkrodt, and Emmanuel Reille who assisted Ferrero with competition aspects of its acquisition of a branch of United Biscuits.
Franck Audran was promoted to counsel. On the contentious front, the team is representing Deutsche Post before the FCA in a case arising from allegations of exchange of information between leading European post offices, and of counsel Eric Morgan de Riverywho jointly heads the practice with Eric Barbier de la Serreis representing Elf Aquitaine and Total in several longstanding cartel cases in the chemical sector.
Working closely with its Brussels counterpart, the Paris group also acted for Wabtec in its acquisition of Faiveley Transport and is currently assisting Apax with its acquisition of Vodafone Malta as well as its merger with Melita.
Associate Eileen Lagathu is another name to note.
On the contentious side, the firm is acting for Ecocem in its complaint to the European Commission regarding anticompetitive practices set up by cement companies and professional associations; the proceedings are currently in appeal stage.
In terms of distribution work, Grando led the advice to Carte Blanche in connection with the renewal of its optician network. On the merger control front, Petit Forestier engaged the group to oversee its takeover of Fraikin.
The team worked alongside the public sector department to assist broadcasting network operator TDF with its appeal against a fine imposed by the FCA on the grounds of abuse of dominant position, and Sersiron is leading the advice to the French Dairy Industry Federation with regards to a European Commission investigation into alleged anticompetitive behaviour as requested by the German Diary Industry Association.
Along with numerous high-value merger control cases in the pharmaceutical and car rental sectors, the group is representing clients such as Teva, Ingram Micro and Volkswagen in antitrust investigations. Of counsel Michel Petite successfully obtained clearance with remedies in phase two proceedings before the European Commission on behalf of Airbus Safran Launchers with regards to its acquisition of Arianespace and Marie Pacaux is also a key contact.
The team is also present in the aviation space and recently assisted a French airline operator with the implementation of code-sharing agreements and grouped purchases with a competitor.
In other recent highlights, a client from the hygiene and cosmetics sector, who was previously fined by the FCA, instructed the firm to oversee its challenge to the decision in the Court of Appeals. Jean-Christophe Grall and Thomas Lamy, who has experience advising clients on dawn raids and regulatory investigations, co-head the department with Calla.High Concentration zHigh concentration within a market is typically not a desirable quality.
zIt tends to lead to higher prices, lower outputs and a smaller consumer surplus even in the absence of collusion. zFirms in highly concentrated markets often sustain high profits for long periods of time.
DAF/COMP()9 2 FOREWORD This document comprises proceedings in the original languages of a Roundtable on Competition, Concentration and Stability in the Banking Sector held by the Competition Committee in February the plutocracy cartel an entrenched global elite of vast wealth has spread its tentacles over the earth wielding extraordinary power over world affairs.
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