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Stephenson Harwood Opens Competition Practice In Paris

 |  March 29, 2021

Stephenson Harwood has expanded its competition law team to Paris with the arrival of Jean-Julien Lemonnier as a partner, the firm has announced.

Lemonnier joins from White & Case, where he practiced for 14 years, rising to counsel. He becomes the firm’s first competition partner in Paris, where the firm joins a growing roster of law firms that are building up their European competition law strength, in addition to new boutique firms specializing in antitrust.

“Competition authorities are taking a tough stance against mergers and more closely scrutinizing behavioural practices. We are seeing a raising demand from clients for competition law advice,” said Marta Isabel Garcia, Head of Competition in Stephenson Harwood’s London office. “It has been an ambition of the firm to grow the competition team, which is a valuable and strategically important practice for the firm.  Jean-Julien is an experienced lawyer, who brings expertise advising clients on complex competition matters. His practice complements our existing strengths – especially his impressive sector knowledge.”

Lemonnier has expertise in the financial, ports, luxury goods, consumer products, animal foods, food and beverage, and chemical sectors.