Concurrence & distribution
  • What the team is known for Boutique firm with a focus on contentious competition mandates, advising clients on both public and private enforcement cases. Frequently represents clients before the French Competition Authority and the commercial courts. Has experience of handling cartel investigations and abuse of dominance matters and also assists with distribution law. Recognised for particular know-how in the telecommunications sector with further experience in the pharmaceuticals industry. Also active in French Polynesia.
    Strengths One source praises the firm's "tremendous fighting spirit," observing: "They genuinely care about getting the right results, they offer us true partnership. You definitely want them on your side."
    The team comes highly recommended by interviewees advocating its "very specialised legal-technical expertise and ability to listen."
    Work highlights Assisted OPT and VINI with an abuse of dominance case before the Polynesian Competition Authority.
  • The "very bright" Sylvain Justier represents clients before the French Competition Authority and French courts in antitrust investigations and litigations, encompassing horizontal and vertical practices as well as distribution law. He has strong experience in the telecommunications sector.


(Chambers Europe 2020 - Competition/European Law – Band 4)

  • Magenta combines its expertise in the field of competition and antitrust with an in-depth knowledge of regulatory issues to advise an impressive list of clients in the heavily regulated industry sectors such as energy, transport and telecoms. Counsel Gaël Hichri supports joint practice heads Sylvain Justier and Vincent Jaunet, who recently acted for CCFA – the professional association covering all French car manufacturers – in a review of its practices to ensure regulatory compliance. Associates Lolita Berthol-Balladur and Morgane Silhol are part of the team currently representing Candy Hoover with regard to the FCA's investigation into alleged vertical and horizontal malpractices in the white and brown goods sector. Also notable is Justier's work for Deutsche Bahn pertaining to two proceedings: a public enforcement claim filed by the FCA relating to alleged abuse of dominant position in the freight railway market, and a private enforcement action brought against SNCF after it was found guilty by the FCA of having impeded the growth of the French market. Other key clients include Outremer Telecom, SFR and Adista.

(The Legal 500 2019 – EU, Competition And Distribution – Band 3)

  • L'expertise de droit de la concurrence de Magenta se conjugue avec une forte connaissance réglementaire et sectorielle, qui valent au cabinet d'être mandaté par de grands acteurs dans les secteurs de l'énergie, du transport et des télécoms. Sylvain Justier et Vincent Jaunet codirigent la pratique et sont assistés de Gaël Hichri (counsel). Le cabinet a récemment été consulté par le Comité des constructeurs français d'automobiles pour s'assurer de la conformité de ses pratiques avec les règles en vigueur. L'équipe, secondée par les collaborateurs Lolita Berthol-Balladur et Morgane Silhol, représente Candy Hoover dans une affaire d'entente dans le secteur de l'électroménager instruite par l'Autorité de la Concurrence. Sylvain Justier est l'avocat de Deutsche Bahn dans deux procédures importantes: une affaire d'abus de position dominante engagée par l'Autorité dans le domaine du fret, et un recours pour réparation de dommages dirigé contre la SNCF consécutivement à une décision de condamnation de l'Autorité. Outremer Telecom, SFR et Adista sont clients.

(The Legal 500 Paris 2019 – Droit Européen, Concurrence et Distribution – Band 3)

  • « Excellent »- Classement Concurrence & Distribution - Antitrust
    « Excellent » - Classement Concurrence & Distribution – Contrôle des concentrationsl
    « Highly recommended » - Classement Concurrence & Distribution - Droit de la distribution


(Décideurs Guide-Annuaire 2020 - Contentieux & arbitrage)

  • Recommandé dans la catégorie Droit commercial, des affaires et de la concurrence

(Le Point 2019)