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Antoine De Rohan Chabot

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Antoine de Rohan Chabot is an associate in the Brussels office and is a member of the antitrust, competition and trade regulation group.

Mr. de Rohan Chabot regularly provides legal assistance and support to clients in various EU regulatory matters (notably transport, energy, product packaging and labeling, medical devices, cosmetics), EU and French competition law, distribution agreements, transport and logistics, international contracts and e-commerce cross-border issues, as well as EU and French compliance programs.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. de Rohan Chabot was an associate at another international law firm in Brussels, where he was part of the EU Antitrust Regulatory and Compliance Group. He also previously gained experience at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission, the French Competition Authority and with international law firms in Brussels and Paris.

In 2014, Mr. de Rohan Chabot He was seconded to the French legal department of a major IT company, and in 2015, he was seconded to the legal department of one of the world's largest express transport companies to support the development of their operations throughout France.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the association of francophone competition law practitioners in Brussels (L'Entente)
  • Member of the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker on the panel “The Challenges faced by Transportation Lawyers When Clients Are Shipping Goods Worldwide: We're Not in Kansas Anymore!” - Plenary session, Transportation Lawyers Association’s 2016 Annual Conference (Destin, USA)
  • Lecturer in International Transport Law at the Université Catholique de Lille since 2015

Additional Information

  • The Impact of the EU Data Protection Regulation (TaxNet Pro, September 14, 2016)
  • The General Electric / Alstom Transaction and the Protection of Legitimate National Interests (Magazine des Affaires, December 15, 2015)
  • Recent Developments in European Transport (The Transportation Lawyer, October 2014)
  • New French Scheme for Information on CO2 Emissions Caused By Transportation Services Having France As Their Origin Or Destination (The Transportation Lawyer, December 2013)
Antitrust and Merger Control
  • Advised a global chemical company in its US$3.8 billion acquisition of a division of one of its main competitors (advised on antitrust and REACH issues)
  • Advised a leading global agricultural products company in its US$1.3 billion acquisition of a competitor deal (advised on antitrust and data protection aspects)
  • Advised a major Japanese industrial ceramics company on antitrust and anti-corruption compliance, including on-site trainings, in the context of a settlement procedure with the US DoJ
  • Advised a leading French cosmetics company on the antitrust rules applicable to standardization agreements
  • Advised a leading software company in relation with a response to a Request for Information in an ongoing Commission investigation
  • Advised an major industrial client regarding ongoing proceedings before the French Competition Authority
  • Advised a major e-commerce company on procedure before the French DGCCRF regarding price regulations
  • Advised a metal producers consortium on antitrust compliance regarding data-gathering
  • Reviewed competition compliance guidelines under EU and French laws
  • Represented a leading French luxury company in a $440 million acquisition, involving multi-jurisdictional analysis and filings
  • Advised a leading energy company in relation with a merger risk assessment in the natural gas sector
  • Advised several clients on multi-jurisdictional merger filings in the air freight, energy, petrochemicals and automotive sectors
  • Advised leading company in the chemical sector on the filing requirements for the establishment of a joint venture
  • Advised a major sports tournaments’ organizer on antitrust issues arising out of a tender for broadcasting rights in France
  • Seconded to the legal department of one of the world's largest IT travel services providers to assist with day-to-day competition issues (2015)
Distribution and Commercial Arrangements
  • Advised a leading pharmaceutical company with the setting up and organization of a selective distribution network in France
  • Advised a leading pharmaceutical company on various issues regarding the European Commission pharmaceutical sector inquiry
  • Advised a leading manufacturer of medical equipment in relation to the reorganization of its distribution network and termination of distribution agreements
  • Advised on the negotiation of a major outsourcing agreement
  • Advised a leading manufacturer of medical equipment in relation with exclusive purchasing agreements
  • Advised metal producers regarding their consortium agreements
  • Advised on the compliance of distribution agreements with EU competition rules
  • Drafting, review, and negotiation of international agreements governed by French law for various clients in the industry, chemicals and express transport sectors
EU/French Regulatory
  • Advised a leader manufacturer of electronic components on EU rules of origin, CE marking and export control issues related to transfer of technologies
  • Advised an industrial client with French environmental issues and French/EU/OECD rules on the export of industrial waste
  • Advice to a US energy and fueling company on regulatory, procurement and contract projects in Europe and in Africa
Transport and Logistics
  • Drafting, review, and negotiation of international agreements governed by French law for various clients in the transport sector
  • Advised a leading transport company on the negotiation of lease agreements for 30 stations throughout France
  • Advised leading express transport company on integration issues following the acquisition of a leading French transport company
  • Advised leading express transport company on drafting of subcontracting agreements and reorganization of subcontractors’ network.
  • Advice on the termination of agreements in light of brutal termination issues and non-compete provisions.
  • Advised leading express transport company on limitation of liability and conditions of transport issues under Warsaw/Montreal Conventions
  • Advised a leading US transport company on freight forwarding and liability issues.
  • Providing day-to-day advice on French contractual and commercial issues.
  • Advice on EU and French air, ground and maritime transport regulatory issues, including safety, security and specifically regulated goods (perishables, alcohol, high-value, Dangerous Goods)
Compliance Programs
  • Provided on-site trainings on general EU/French antitrust rules as well as rules of conduct during competition authorities' dawn raids and do’s and don’ts when participating in Trade Associations meetings
  • Advised international companies on FCPA, compliance, corporate governance, anti-bribery investigations and programs
  • Provided trainings on FCPA, OECD, French and UK anti-bribery rules
  • Advised leading can manufacturer on antitrust compliance programs and guidelines