With recognized experience and knowledge of distribution and competition law, Wilhelm & Associés’ teams advise companies on all legal issues in this area, including merger control, anti-competitive practices, and restrictive practices of competition and distribution network.

The firm has been involved in a several phase II proceedings and appeals of merger decisions.

Our teams also represent clients in antitrust proceedings before French and foreign competition authorities, and before specialized courts.

The firm’s correspondent network enables it to coordinate dealings before foreign competition authorities.

Anti-competitive practices

  • Drafting and compliance of vertical agreements and different forms of horizontal cooperation agreements
  • Assistance and defense of corporate interests at stake in competition investigations
  • Preparation and defense of companies subject to objections regarding anti-competitive agreement and/or abuse of dominant position before French and European competition authorities, as well as before French and European courts.


  • Assistance to companies in the organization of their integrated distribution networks (franchise networks, selective and/or exclusive distribution networks) and in related disputes
  • Assistance and ongoing support in disputes related to unfair competition

Consumer Law

  • Assistance to companies in pricing practices and sales methods (resale at a loss, price reductions, sales with free gift tying, lotteries, discounts, etc.)

For several years, the firm has published chapters competition – consumer law related to competition proceedings and institutions in the Jurisclasseur Concurrence – Consommation.


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