Maître Céline Cohen is an experienced French lawyer, with almost 15 years experience at the Paris bar. Céline Cohen advises international and French clients on a wide variety of commercial law issues, including commercial contracts, media & entertainment law, competition law & consumer issues. As a French lawyer, she has particular expertise in French & European competition law (including cartel investigations, abuse of dominant position, merger control, predatory pricing, plaintiff follow-on damages actions).
Before founding the law firm Cohen Fairgrieve, Céline Cohen was the partner of a leading French commercial law firm, as head of the Competition, Consumer & Retail Department.
Maître Cohen is also an experienced commercial litigator, acting before the general commercial courts in France, and has also represented clients within an arbitration context. She has particular expertise in litigation before the French competition authority, and is regarded as a leading specialist in this area. Maître COHEN is Member of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC), Association Française d’Etude de la Concurrence (AFEC) and Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence (APDC).
Maître Duncan Fairgrieve, is a dual-qualified French and English lawyer, working both as a French Lawyer (Avocat à la Cour) and English Barrister. He practises both from 12 Boulevard Raspail in Paris and from the Chambers of Philip Havers QC, 1 Crown Office Row in London.
Duncan Fairgrieve has a broad commercial law practice, often advising foreign companies on French law matters, as well as conducting commercial & civil litigation, invariably with a European or international law element.
As well as a practitioner, Duncan Fairgrieve is also an established university academic, teaching at the prestigious French Grande Ecole, Sciences Po Paris, and as a Senior Fellow in Comparative Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. He has published widely and his work has been cited by the courts, including judges of the Court of Appeal and House of Lords (now Supreme Court) in the United Kingdom as well as before the French Conseil d'Etat.