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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Competition law, national and european level
Distribution law & trade policy
Commercial law & Consumer law
Energy lawAdvice / Contract negociation / Litigation
Gaël Hichri holds a Doctorate in Business Law obtained on the basis of a thesis on “The Distribution of Pharmaceuticals” (2007).
After gaining experience in several law firms in France and overseas, in September 2009, Gaël started his career in the “Competition, Distribution and Pharmaceuticals Law” Department of the Toison, Villey and Broud law firm. In 2011, he joined the “Antitrust – Competition Law” Department of Orrick, Rambaud and Martel where he subsequently became senior partner.
He developed specific expertise in the distribution of mass consumer, health (medicines, cosmetics and medical devices), luxury and gas products.
As a result of his involvement in competition and distribution law, Gaël Hichri has wide experience in advising and defending businesses in relation to anti-competitive and restrictive practices. Thus he is involved with his clients on a daily basis, working with them on the organisation of their distribution networks and on their business and pricing policies in relation to customers, suppliers and competitors. Gaël Hichri has represented his clients in proceedings before the competition authorities, in particular in cases involving vertical anticompetitive and restrictive agreements (eg prohibition of online reselling, retail price-fixing etc) and abuse of a dominant position.
Gaël Hichri has an extensive practice in relation to disputes between suppliers and distributors, as well as proceedings brought before the commercial courts by companies (competitors or clients) and the French Minister for Economic Affairs on the basis of Article L.442-6 of the French Commercial Code (sudden termination of established business relationships, significant imbalance, price-fixing etc).
Gaël Hichri has published numerous articles on competition and distribution law, in particular in relation to the pharmaceuticals sector. Lastly, he gives courses on competition law for the Masters II degree in “Corporate Business and Tax Law” (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).