Hogan Lovells Gains Competitive Advantage in Paris With Hire of Antitrust Partner

François Brunet has today joined the Paris office of Hogan Lovells as a partner in the firm's global antitrust practice.

Well-known at both the European Commission and the French Competition Authority, and highly-regarded in the academic community, François' practice covers European Union and French competition law, with a focus on complex merger cases and cartel investigations.

Suyong Kim, global head of antitrust, competition and economic regulation, said:

"François is a highly-regarded antitrust practitioner in the French market who is well-known for his experience in merger control and cartel cases, both at the European Union and French domestic levels. He has won the loyalty of clients through his strategic acumen and his capacity to bring innovative solutions to the handling of their antitrust issues. François' addition deepens the strength of our Paris competition team which has been led by Eric Paroche for two years and further raises the profile of our global antitrust practice, which is recognized as one of the leading antitrust groups in the world. We are delighted to welcome François to our team."

François Brunet said:

"I am delighted to join Hogan Lovells' market-leading global antitrust practice. I worked with Eric Paroche for many years and very much look forward to working with him again, and with the Paris and global Hogan Lovells teams."

François has chaired the Competition Commission of the French Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce since 2010 and has been a member of the board of the French Competition Lawyers Association since its creation. He was previously a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he worked for more than twenty years to build that firm's antitrust practice in Paris.

Céline Verney and Victor Lévy, associates of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, will also join the antitrust practice of Hogan Lovells in Paris.

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