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Jérémie Jourdan's main areas of practice include EU and French competition law, and general EU law.
He has represented several clients in cartel investigations before the European Commission and on appeal before the EU Courts. Most recently, he represented a manufacturer in the Bathroom Fittings and Fixtures investigation (case COMP/39092), and Toshiba Corporation in the power transformers case (COMP/39129), the TV and computer monitor tubes case (COMP/39437), and in on-going proceedings before the General Court (T-104/13).
Mr. Jourdan regularly advises pharmaceutical companies on competition law matters. For example, he represented a pharmaceutical group during the Commission sector enquiry in the pharmaceutical sector in 2008-2009. He worked for Czech company Zentiva in its acquisition by Sanofi in 2009 (COMP/M.5253). Mr. Jourdan is currently advising French pharmaceutical company Servier in the Commission's on-going investigation in the perindopril case (concerning patent settlement agreements).
Mr. Jourdan has also represented clients before the European Commission in Phase 1 and Phase 2 merger control reviews, including the acquisition by Metso Corporation of pulp machinery equipment competitor Aker Kvaerner (COMP/M.4187), and the acquisition of Italian company Eco by the Finnish group Luvata (COMP/M.4750). He has also advised clients in proceedings before the French competition authority, most notably the acquisition of Laho Equipement by Loxam SA in the sector of rental of access equipment, and Belgian private equity firm Cobepa in its acquisition of Socotec (Decision 13-DCC-01).
Jérémie Jourdan first worked at White & Case between 2005 and 2010. Between 2010 and 2012, he worked as an adviser to the Competition Hearing Officers of the European Commission. In this role, he was involved in several antitrust and merger proceedings, and developed significant expertise on the procedural rules governing EU proceedings.
Jérémie Jourdan re-joined White & Case in September 2012.
The review of the hearing officers' terms of reference and European Commission Best Practices in Antitrust Proceedings in 2011.
Various cartel investigations, including the freight forwarding case (case 39462).
Merger control phase 2 proceedings, notably: Olympic/Aegean I (M.5830) and Deutsche Börse/NYSE Euronext (M.6166) (both prohibition decisions); UPM-Kymmene/Myllykoski Paper (M.6342); Johnson & Johnson/Synthes (M.6266); SC Johnson /Sara Lee (M.5969); Western Digital/Viviti (M.6203); and Caterpillar/MWM (M.6106).
The EU Court of Justice annuls a decision of the Commission, e-Competitions N° 79203, April 2016, (co-author with J. Killick, M. Powell and A. Schulz)
The EU Court of Justice clarifies certain aspects of the review of legality and the unlimited jurisdiction regarding fines, e-Competitions N° 79181, April 2016
Cartes Bancaires: A Revolution or a Reminder of Old Principles We Should Never Have Forgotten, Competition Policy International, Dec. 19, 2014, (co-author with J. Killick)
Droits procéduraux des entreprises dans les procédures de cartel de l’Union européenne, Journal de droit européen 2013, v. 21, n. 204, p. 381, December 2013
Relying on legal advice does not prevent a fine says ECJ, Lexis Nexis, June 2013, (co-author with J. Killick)