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  • Hugues Calvet

    • Hugues Calvet, Partner, is a member of the Competition team. He specialises in antitrust litigation (cartels, abuse of dominant position, etc.) and also regularly advises clients with respect to European and French competition issues.

    • Professional career

      Prior to joining Bredin Prat, he was a Law Clerk at the Court of Justice of the European Communities from 1987 to 1991.

    • Academic career

      Admitted the Paris Bar (1992), Hugues is a graduate of the University of Toulouse (Maîtrise in private law, 1978; DEA in private law, 1979) and the École Nationale de la Magistrature (1981-1983).

    • Decorations

      “Hugues Calvet is a ‘Rolls-Royce on the market’.”
      “He has a ‘a kind of understanding of strategic views that go further than only legal analysis.’”
      “He is ‘a very strong litigator with an extremely brilliant mind’. He covers a huge range of competition issues. His impressive client roster spans the technology, energy and telecommunications sectors.”
      “Hugues Calvet is the best in Paris for competition litigation, both tactically and for pleading. He has an excellent track record in major cartel and abuse of dominance cases. Clients appreciate that he ‘gives advice that is adapted to the realities we face’ and describe him as ‘very accessible and pragmatic’.”
      Chambers Europe, 2018-2021

      “Hugues Calvet is one of the stars of the French competition market where he enjoys a strong reputation for his expertise in cartels, dominance and related litigation.”
      Who's Who Legal, 2019

      “Hugues Calvet has a unique personality, a strong experience of the laws and jurisdictions and a huge work capacity. He is a strong litigant; he likes fighting, but also knows when it is necessary to just settle a matter.”

      “Leading Lawyer” in EU, Competition and Distribution

      Member of the “Hall of Fame”
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019-2021