Mickaël Rivollier

Counsel, Paris



Mickaël Rivollier is counsel in the Competition, EU Law and Economic Regulation practice of White & Case in Paris. Mickaël represents and assists clients in relation to alleged anti-competitive practices (including follow-on damages claims), and merger control.

Mickaël also has a significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of French or international distribution agreements as well as in litigation in relation to the performance or termination of such agreements. He successfully assisted several operators in proceedings launched by the French Ministry of the Economy (DGCCRF) on the ground of alleged abusive commercial practices in the distribution sector.

Mickaël's experience also includes the assessment of promotional operations and advertising and of the compliance of new products as well as commercial disputes and criminal investigations in relation to these matters, regarding notably food, cosmetic and hygiene products.

Before joining White & Case in 2016, Mickaël was an associate in the Paris office of a major French law firm. From 2010 to 2014, Mickaël was a lecturer in Distribution Agreements Law at the University of Paris-Est Créteil (Master in Contracts and Commercial Practices Law).

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Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
Master's Degree in Business Law
Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne


Assisting Casino Group with the creation of two cooperative joint ventures with Conforama (Steinhoff Group) in charge of negotiating purchasing conditions for France (Mano) and international services (SICA) with the main international suppliers of household appliances.

Advising Casino Group in the sale of its food retail subsidiary (Big C and C-Express shops) in Vietnam in relation to merger control matters.

Assisting a cartel member fined by the European Commission in a follow-on damages claim brought before the French courts by a French food group.*

Assisting a French pharmaceutical laboratory in its successful lawsuits against a drug wholesaler and in defence of a claim by the latter before the French Competition Authority.*

Assisting a bank in connection with an investigation by the French Competition Authority, in particular in relation to the risk assessment audit conducted after the raids and seizures ;*

Assisting a leading manufacturer of consumer goods in the lawsuit initiated by one of its competitors on the ground of alleged unfair competition acts (resale-at-a-loss).*

Assisting Casino before the French Competition Authority in its full acquisition of Monoprix (Phase 2 clearance and performance of the remedies).*

*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

Co-author, "Drafting business agreements under the test of significant imbalance: difficulties and advice," (with Yann Utzschneider), AJ Contrats d'affaires - Concurrence - Distribution (Dalloz), n° 3, June 2014, p.113-116

Awards and Recognition

Recognized as "Rising Star" by Legal 500 EMEA 2024 for EU, Competition and Distribution in France:
'Mickaël Rivollier is, in my opinion, one of the best lawyers on the market in competition, consumer and distribution law.'