Charlotte Colin Dubuisson

Charlotte specialises in EU and French competition law, advising on the full range of competition-related issues with a specific focus on vertical restraints and cartels. She also has significant experience in advising clients on pivotal merger control aspects of M&A transactions, both at French and global levels. Charlotte has been involved in major antitrust cases before the French Competition Authority and Paris Court of Appeal (including in the petfood, optical retail, yoghurt, poultry and IT distribution) and before the European Commission (in the auto parts sector). She has in-depth knowledge of vertical restraints, with specific experience in advising clients from the setting-up of a distribution network to assisting them in the framework of antitrust investigations by antitrust authorities. She co-leads the firm’s Vertical Steering Committee, which is dedicated to vertical restraints questions within Linklaters’ Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group. On a standalone basis or in the context of antitrust investigations, Charlotte also regularly assists clients with their compliance programmes, including conducting compliance audits and making full use of eDiscovery and other legal tech tools to expedite processes. She has advised clients in the FMCG, optical retail, automotive, luxury and transport sectors. Before joining Linklaters in 2011, Charlotte intervened in emblematic resale price maintenance cases before the French Competition Authority and the Paris Court of Appeal in the perfumes and toy sectors as well as French cartel cases in the construction and road signalling sectors.

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