Anouk Clamens

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Anouk Clamens is an associate in the Competition, EU Law and Economic Regulation practice of White & Case in Paris. Anouk represents and assists international and French clients in relation to anti-competitive practices, competition restrictive practices, commercial litigation, distribution law, consumer law and merger control. Anouk has an extensive expertise in risk assessments of potential antitrust and competition restrictive practices liabilities and in supervising production of damages-related economics reports before the courts and authorities.

Before joining White & Case in 2016, Anouk worked in the Paris office of a major French law firm.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education
Master II
Business Law
University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
(MA equivalent)
MBA
University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Languages
French
English

Experience

Representation of a major US company in relation of distribution law and competition restrictive practices.

Representation of a leading manufacturer in proceedings before the French Competition Authority relating to anticompetitive practices, resulting in a fine reduction of 70-80 percent for a leniency application following a dawn raid.

Representation of a leading manufacturer in a vertical restraints/online investigation before the French Competition Authority.

Representation of a leading French cosmetics company in an appeal procedure before the Paris Court of appeal against a decision of the French Competition Authority*.

Representation of a cartel member fined by the European Commission in a follow-on damages claim brought before the French courts by a French food group, leading to a settlement.*

Co-author of a recurrent newsletter on French competition law news for a major US company.

Advising a leading social media provider regarding antitrust and competition restrictive practices related disputes.

Assisted the business executives of a major French retailer for their hearing before a French parliamentary investigation committee of inquiry.

Successful representation of a leading manufacturer in many unfair competition and parasitic cases, disparagement cases as well as for false advertising, imitation of products, slogans, communication materials and advertising campaigns.

Successful representation of French optical equipment retail network franchisor ATOL in an unfair competition case initiated by a competing European optical equipment retail network (Optical Center) for over EUR 13 millions on the ground of alleged unfair competition acts (fraud). In 2021, the French Supreme Court confirmed the full dismissal of Optical Center’s claims against ATOL and paved the way for the potential grant of damages to ATOL in consideration of its disparagement.

Assisted a major French retailer on the creation of an international joint company to create a purchasing alliance with a global reach.

Assisted clients in merger notification processes in various jurisdictions.

 

*Experience prior to joining White & Case in 2016.

Publications

Co-author « Le nouveau pouvoir de la DGCCRF de prononcer et de liquider des astreintes : une révolution en forme de régression », Revue Concurrences n°1, 2021 (p 49-53)

Awards and Recognition

'Associate Anouk Clamens is a talented lawyer, precise and extremely quick on the uptake.' (Legal 500, 2020)