Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2007, Franck Audran specialises in French and European law on competition (cartels, dominant position, merger control). He assists clients in litigation proceedings, both before supervisory bodies (cartel and abuse of dominant position) and commercial courts (compensatory remedies, restrictive competition practices, etc.).
He has also acted on complex merger operations, some of which required commitments and/or the initiation of an in-depth investigation phase before the French Competition Authority, the European Commission, the national competition authorities of both EU member states and non-EU countries. Franck has gained particular expertise in the digital economy sector, working with major digital industry players in their development phase, and institutional clients in the adaptation of their activities to new online consumption methods.
After joining Gide’s Bucharest office in 2007, Franck worked in the European and Economic Law team in Paris. Franck was also seconded to our Budapest office, which he co-headed over the 2014-2015 period.
He holds a postgraduate degree (DEA) in Business and Economy Law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (2005) and a Master’s degree in European law from the University of Erlangen, Germany (2004).
« Franck Audran frequently represents clients in claim for damages and merger control filings. He also advises clients on vertical agreements. »
Chambers Europe 2022 - Competition/European Law
« Franck Audran enters the rankings on the strength of his growing reputation in the market. He frequently represents clients in claim for damages and also advises on vertical agreements. He is described by one impressed market peer as a 'very energetic individual.' »
Chambers Europe 2021