Partner Antoine Choffel is a member of Gide's Competition & International Trade practice group. He was resident partner of Gide's Brussels office for four years before returning to Paris in 2001. He specialises in French and EC competition law (cartels, dominant position, merger control) and represents both French and foreign companies before the domestic competition authorities and European institutions. He also helped to reform economic and competition laws in Hungary and Russia. In addition, Antoine advises on other issues of French such as distribution, advertising, pricing regulation and invoicing and, where necessary, represents client's interests in related litigation.
Member of the Association Française d’Etude de la Concurrence (A.F.E.C.)
« Antoine Choffel is highly regarded among peers, who describe him as 'strong in merger and litigation work,' and add: 'He is extremely smart and very good in court. Clearly one of the big names.' Further sources mention: 'He has an outstanding track record in antitrust and a huge client portfolio, comprising major French retailers as well as state-owned companies with activity in the transport, manufacturing and cosmetics sectors.' »
Chambers Europe 2019
« The competition and European law team at Gide Loyrette Nouel consists of experts such as Antoine Choffel, Emmanuel Reille and Dimitri Dimitrov, and is currently advising Les Mousquetaires on the merger clearance aspects of its acquisition of do-it-yourself retailer Bricorama. In other highlights, Choffel is representing Drouot before the FCA in abuse of dominant position and cartel proceedings following a complaint filed by the Figaro company in 2012, and L'Oréal appointed the group to assist with a damage claim filed by Carrefour following the FCA's decision to fine the client on the grounds of its role in the hygiene and personal care sector. On the distribution front, Franck Audran - who was recently promoted to partner - is handling Caudalie's claim against Enova pertaining to the right of a selective brand to prohibit the resale of its products through third-party platforms. Counsel Laura Castex is also a name to note and is currently supporting Choffel in his work for Iveco. Other key clients include Petit Bateau, SNCF and Clarins. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019