Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2006, Laura Castex specialises in European and French competition law and distribution law (distribution and franchise networks, commercial agreements, etc.). Laura has developed an extensive experience in merger control and anticompetitive practices for major French and foreign firms. She regularly represents clients in litigation before the French Competition Authority and the French Courts.
With respect to merger control, Laura has recently worked on deals such as Unibail-Rodamco / CPPIB / Centro, Geberit AG/Sanitec Corporation and the divestment by Pernod Ricard of spirit brands and related assets.
With respect to anticompetitive practices, Laura has a strong experience in managing extensive audits, further to internal compliance reviews or further to investigations carried out by competition authorities. Furthermore, Laura has developed particular expertise in the design and implementation of bespoke compliance programmes.