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Estelle Jégou is counsel in the Competition, EU Law and Economic Regulation practice of White & Case in Paris.
Estelle represents and assists clients in relation to anti-competitive practices, competition litigation, merger control, antitrust risk management and distribution. Her experience covers a wide range of sectors including banking, consumer products, luxury goods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy and retail trade.
She is a member of the French Association of Competition Law Practitioners (APDC).
Before joining White & Case in 2016, Estelle worked for several years in the competition departments of two international law firms in Paris.
Represented a leading manufacturer in proceedings before the French Competition Authority relating to alleged anticompetitive practices in the consumer goods sector.
Represented HSBC on complaints of collusion in relation to interbank fees on cheques before the French competition authority and on subsequent appeals to the Paris Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.*
Represented Chevron in relation to an investigation by the French Competition Authority into an alleged cartel in the supply of aviation fuel in Réunion and subsequent appeals to the Paris Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.*
Represented Arkema on three appeal procedures before the EU General Court against fines totalling €300 million imposed by the EU Commission in the hydrogen peroxide, methacrylate and sodium chlorate cases.*
*Experience prior to joining White & Case in 2016.
Co-authored two chapters of the Lamy droit économique 2018 textbook relating to the French Merger Control
Revue Concurrences, 2013-2014, (Co-author of the merger column)
Vers plus de cohérence dans la protection des documents liés aux procédures de clémence?, Revue Concurrence, n°4, 2014
Competition and Cartel Leniency – France, Practical Law, 2012
Leniency Regimes – France, European Lawyer, Editions 2010 and 2007
The French Competition Council inflicts fines for abuse of dominant position for offering loyalty rebates in the press distribution sector (NMPP), e-Competitions n°26901, January 2009
A question of leniency, Discovering how the new French programme works, Competition Law Insight, June 2006