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  Charles Pommiès



Charles specialises in competition law. Given the importance of China for our clients, he was based in Beijing from 2014 to 2018. His practice covers a broad variety of matters, including assisting leading U.S., European and Asian companies in antitrust investigations (cartels and abuses of dominant position) and merger control reviews. Charles assists clients from a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, chemicals, transportation, automotive and financial institutions.

Charles has experience in advising multinational companies on merger filings with China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and general issues regarding compliance with China’s Anti-Monopoly Law. He has also assisted Chinese companies, in particular SOEs, on merger control issues arising from their investment abroad. In Europe, Charles has been involved in obtaining European Commission clearance in a number of precedent-setting and complex merger cases, and has also advised on a number of cartel and behavioural investigations by the European Commission and other national competition authorities.

Charles is admitted to the Bar in both France and Belgium. He has previously practised antitrust law in Washington D.C. and Paris.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as avocat, Belgium, 2009

Admitted as avocat, France, 2003

Academic qualifications

LL.M. in Trade Regulation, New York University School Of Law, 2001

LL.M. in European Law, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2000

Degree in International Business, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP), 1999

Published work

Pommiès, McDonald and Shen, “IPRs and China’s Anti-Monopoly Law: Friends or Foes?” in Antitrust, Vol. 31, No. 2, Spring 2017, p.73-78, Chicago: American Bar Association

Pommiès and Bechtold, “Parallel trade in the pharmaceutical sector and competition law: an overview of EU and national case law” in 2013 Competition Case Law Digest, p.497-508, New York: Institute of Competition Law

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