Expertise

Competition/Distribution

BCTG Avocats advises and assists its clients in the areas of competition and distribution at both French and European levels.

The Competition – Distribution team has solid expertise in vertical (suppliers-distributors) and horizontal (between competing or non-competitive companies) agreements, combining an analysis of anti-competitive practices (cartel and abuse of dominant position) and restrictive competition practices (breach of commercial relations, etc.).

It provides services in the area of distribution for international groups as well as for small and medium-sized companies, assisting them in setting up and defending their distribution network (selective/exclusive, franchising, commercial agency, etc.) as well as in developing their sales policy in competitive and regulated environments (food, pharma-health, luxury, etc.).

It has developed a specific and renowned know-how in the defence of its clients’ distribution policies in the wake of digital transformation (supervision of sales on marketplaces, use of algorithms and other competitive intelligence tools). 

The team advises its clients on the implementation of their advertising and promotional tools.

It represents its clients in litigation before the commercial courts, criminal courts, the General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF), the Competition Authority and in arbitration and conciliation proceedings.

  • Distribution contracts (selective/exclusive), franchising, intermediation, etc.
  • Sales policies
  • Unlawful agreements – Abuse of dominant position – Merger control
  • Restrictive practices – price transparency – general terms and conditions
  • Advertising and promotional operations
  • Training / Compliance Programmes

See the team Competition/Distribution

Charlotte
Lecourt-Schmidt

Associate
Competition/Distribution

Hugues Villey
Desmeserets

Partner
Competition/Distribution

Hugues Villey is a partner and co-head of of the Competition / Distribution department a...

François
Dauba

Partner
Competition/Distribution

François Dauba is a partner and co-head of the Competition / Distribution Department at ...

Lucile
Delahaye

Counsel
Competition/Distribution

Lucile Delahaye is Counsel in the Competition / Distribution department which she joined...

Adriano
Capuocciolo

Associate
Competition/Distribution

Adriano Capuocciolo is an associate in the Competition / Distribution / Contract departm...

Chloë
Ramone

Associate
Competition/Distribution

Chloë Ramone is an associate in the Competition and Distribution department which she jo...

Adrien
Fradkine

Associate
Competition/Distribution

Adrien Fradkine is an associate in the Competition/Distribution/Contract Department....

Margaux
Van den Bossche

Associate
Competition/Distribution

Margaux Van den Bossche is an associate in the Competition / Distribution department whi...