Estelle Jégou

Counsel, Paris

Biography

Overview

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.

Estelle has notably conducted multi-jurisdictional antitrust investigations for major international companies and regularly advises on questions of EU competition compliance,

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.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education
LLM
EU and Competition Law
King's College London
DESS (MA equivalent) in EU Law
Université Paris XI, Jean Monnet
Master, Business and Tax Law
Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas
Languages
French
English
Spanish

Experience

Representing BSH 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.

Representing BSH in an on-going procedure before the French competition authority relating to alleged vertical restrictions in the household appliances sector. 

Successfully representing Hertz in proceedings before the French Competition Authority for alleged anti-competitive practices, resulting in the full dismissal of two objections, an extremely rare outcome in cases of this nature.

Handling a multi-jurisdictional antitrust audit for a major US firm.

Representing a leading French cosmetics company in an appeal procedure before the Paris Court of appeal against a decision of the French competition authority.*

Representing 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.*

Representing 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.*

Representing 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.*

Representing Eurostar on proceedings before the French Competition Authority, resulting in the dismissal of a complaint filed by British Airways concerning allegations of predatory pricing on the London-Paris route.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case in 2016.

Publications

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