Jean-Julien Lemonnier

Counsel, Paris



Jean-Julien is counsel in the Competition, EU Law and Economic Regulation practice of White & Case in Paris. He joined White & Case in April 2007.

Jean-Julien regularly advises clients involved in investigations concerning alleged anti-competitive practices commenced by the French competition authority and/or the European Commission. His sectors of experience include financial institutions, ports, luxury goods such as perfumes, consumer products, animal foods, and food & beverage.

Jean-Julien also assists clients involved in EU and multijurisdictional merger control filings. His sectors of experience include chemicals, sugar production, consumer products and refrigerated transport. Notably, he has been involved in two merger control filings in France that went to Phase 2 (detailed examination), one in the trade fair sector and the other in the beverage sector.

Jean-Julien also advises on distribution issues, including the drafting of distribution agreements, negotiations between suppliers and distributors, and payment terms.

Recently, he developed an expertise in eDiscovery in the context of several investigations carried out by various authorities around the globe (French Competition Authority, European Commission, DoJ, CFTC, Korean KFTC, Swiss COMCO, etc.) or internal audits in different areas of law.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
University of Montpellier

(postgraduate degree) in competition law



Assisting a leading financial institution in connection with investigations by multiple authorities including the European Commission in relation to the setting of LIBOR and EURIBOR.

Representing Loxam, a European leader in the construction equipment rental sector, in connection with the French merger clearance for the acquisition of Hertz Equipment, the construction equipment rental subsidiary of the international car rental company, Hertz Group.

Advising Terminal Porte Océane, "TPO" (a container handler at the port of Le Havre), in a major case concerning anticompetitive practices in the maritime sector.


Author of numerous articles published in e-Competitions Bulletin.