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  • Yelena Trifounovitch

    • Yelena Trifounovitch, Partner, is a member of the Competition team. She has significant experience in French and European competition law (cartels, abuse of dominant position, merger control, State aid) with an advisory and litigation practice before French and European competition authorities and courts.

      She has also developed specific expertise in the areas of public economic law and regulated sectors and in particular in electronic communications, audiovisual media services, television broadcasting services, airport management and energy sectors.

    • Academic career

      Admitted to the Paris Bar (2007), Yelena holds post-graduate law degrees from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (DESS in European business law, 2004; Maîtrise in European law, 2003). She is fluent in French, English, Bulgarian and Serbian.

    • Decorations

      Yelena Trifounovitch “is really impressive, having handled an exceptionally rare number of landmark cases in all fields of antitrust law.”

      Recognised “Thought Leaders Global Elite - Competition - State Aid”, "Thought Leader" and "National Leader" in France in Competition
      Recognised among the 7 Most Highly Regarded Partners in Europe (Future Leaders in Competition)
      Who's Who Legal, 2019-2022

      Recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in EU, Competition and Distribution
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

      Recognised among the 130 female practitioners in the world in the “Women in Antitrust” ranking
      Global Competition Review, 2021

      “She is very sharp and understands the problems quickly.”

      “She comes up with quick remedies that make sense for clients.”

      “Yelena Trifounovitch is really dedicated, rigourous and focused.”

      Chambers Europe, 2023

      Recognised among the 40 top young antitrust lawyers in the world in the “40 Under 40” ranking
      Global Competition Review, 2020

    • Recent experiences

      Yelena has recently assisted:

      Apple before the French Competition Authority and obtain of the dismissal of a request for interim measures aimed at preventing Apple from rolling out Apple’s iOS 14 privacy changes
      Suez in connection with the public offer project launched by Veolia

      Sodexo before the Paris Court of Appeal in connection with (i) an appeal against the decision of the French Competition Authority imposing a fine of €415 million on the four historical issuers of restaurant vouchers and (ii) the request for suspension of an injunction imposed by the French Competition Authority in the same decision

      TDF before the French Competition Authority that dismissed a complaint brought by Towercast contesting TDF’s acquisition of the Itas group on the basis of case law of the European Court of Justice, dating from 47 years ago, known as Continental Can, and before the Paris Court of Appeal on the appeal launched by Towercast French Competition Authority against the decision

      Orange within the framework of a damages action launched by Digicel where the latter claims about €700 million in damages including compound financial interest based on the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) rate of the sector (case pending before the French Civil Supreme Court)

      Iliad in relation to merger control and regulatory aspects in the context of its development in France and internationally and notably the acquisition of the Polish mobile operator Play

      Keolis and RATP Développement before the French Competition Authority on the creation of a joint venture between Keolis and RATP Développement and in the context of the request for interim measures which was filed by Transdev

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