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  • Olivier Billard

    • Olivier Billard, Partner, is a member of the Competition and EU Law team. He represents French and international companies before French and European regulatory authorities and courts, with a particular focus on merger control, state aid, antitrust litigation (cartels, abuse of dominant position) and private damages claims.

      His experience spans a wide variety of sectors, including retail, financial services, energy, transport, heavy industries, pharmaceuticals, food, consumer goods, electronics, luxury goods, sport, media and entertainment.

      He also has recognized expertise in distribution networks, in particular selective distribution of luxury and high-tech products.

    • Professional career

      Prior to joining Bredin Prat in 2001, he had practised for several years at well-known firms in Paris and Brussels.

    • Academic career

      Admitted to the Brussels Bar (2008) and the Paris Bar (1998), Olivier is a graduate of the University of Montpellier (Magistère, DJCE and DESS in business law; CES in economic law).

    • Decorations

      “We know that when he says something, everything has been considered and nothing has been left aside, which is a great comfort for our company. He also has the ability to anticipate and be strategic with internal teams.”
      Chambers Europe, 2023

      Recognised “Thought Leaders Global Elite - Competition”

      “Olivier is really up there as one of the best in the French market”
      Who's Who Legal, 2023

      “Olivier Billard is one of the standout partners in the market, he is considered as a 'clear leader in the field.'”
      Global Competition Review

      Olivier Billard “is exceptional and makes himself available.”
      Recognized as a 'Leading Individual' in EU, Competition and Distribution
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022-2023

      Reconised as "Lawyer of the Year" in EU, Competition/Antitrust Law

      The Best Lawyers, 2024

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