Erling Estellon is an associate in our Competition – Antitrust Practice based in our Paris and London offices.

    Erling focuses his practice on a wide range of issues under EU and French competition law, with particular emphasis on merger control, abuse of dominance and cartel matters.

    In addition, Erling maintains an active pro bono practice, including advising on human rights and environmental matters.

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    Antitrust

    • Advising an airline in its appeal before the EU General Court in the Airfreight case.
    • Advising ATG Media in successfully defending itself against a CMA Article 101/102 probe in the auction house service sector, launched in November 2016. On 29 June 2017, the CMA accepted commitments from ATG Media, with no finding of infringement.
    • Representing a US company in the French Competition Authority’s investigation into online advertising.
    • Advising supplier of market intelligence information in relation to an investigation into alleged abuse of dominance, including margin squeeze and refusal to supply.
    • Representing an airline in a European Commission investigation into air cargo surcharges.
    • Advising a Japanese multinational on cartel proceedings in the power cables sector before the European Commission and the EU General Court.
    • Advising Greenpeace in challenging a state aid decision before the EU General Court.
    • Advising a Japanese multinational on cartel proceedings in the car components sector before the European Commission.
    • Advising a manufacturer of electronic equipment in connection with the European Commission’s investigation into optical disc drives cartel.
    • Advising a major pharmaceutical company in an Article 101 TFEU investigation before the French competition authority.
    • Advising AREVA in its appeals before the European Courts in the Power Transformers and Gas Insulated Switchgear cases.

    Merger Control

    • Advising A.C Nielsen on the CMA’s Phase 2 merger control review of its proposed acquisition of Ebiquity Plc’s AdIntel business. The CMA unconditionally cleared this transaction on 22 November 2018.
    • Advising a major insurance company on the (French) merger control aspects of an acquisition.
    • Advising Decision Technologies on the CMA’s merger control review of its anticipated acquisition by MoneySupermarket. The CMA unconditionally cleared this on 7 August 2018.
    • Advising Auction Technology Group on the CMA’s merger control review of its completed acquisition of Lot-tissimo. The CMA unconditionally cleared this on 12 July 2018.
    • Advising Cott Beverages on the CMA’s merger control review of the anticipated acquisition by Refresco of Cott’s traditional beverages business. On 29 March 2018, the CMA decided to accept a Phase 1 divestiture remedy as regards the parties’ overlapping A-PET juice drinks business, thereby avoiding a Phase 2 review.
    • Advising Ashtead Group plc on the CMA’s merger control review of its acquisition of Lion Trackhire Limited, which was unconditionally cleared on 25 August 2016.
    • Advising General Electric in its acquisition of Alstom’s Power & Grid businesses.
    • Advising Cisco in its acquisition of NDS Group Limited.
    • Advising a major industry group on the antitrust aspects of a hostile takeover.

    Education

    • University of Paris I
    • University of Paris II

    Admissions

    • Paris
    • Brussels
    • England and Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)

    Languages

    • English
    • French
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