Jacques Buhart is a partner based in McDermott Will & Emery’s Paris and Brussels offices. He focuses his practice on corporate M&A and EU competition. He is the founder of the firm’s Paris office, which counts now about 100 lawyers. In his competition practice, he has represented various international companies. On the cartel side, Jacques Buhart represented NGK a car parts manufacturer in defense of a global cartel investigation in the European Union and the US and in various other jurisdictions, Total in the GFU Norway gas cartel, Daiichi/ Sankyo in the vitamins case and Nippon Express in the freight forwarder case, as well as GEA and Kuhne & Nagel in French cartel investigations. Jacques Buhart also represented the International Bar Association (IBA) in the Akzo litigation at the General Court and the European Court of Justice. In France, Jacques Buhart represented the Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise ( AFJE) at the Court of Appeal of Paris in the Whirlpool case relating to legal privilege. He has developed substantial knowledge of various industries, including nuclear, telecommunications, technology, pharmaceutical, paper manufacturing and energy. He has published widely on topics relating to competition He served as chair of the International Bar Association’s section on business law between 2001 to 2003. He is a member of the board of the Sorbonne Law School. Jacques received his legal education from the University of Paris, DESS, the Hague Academy of International Law, the Institute of Comparative Law, Paris.

2021 Awards

2020 Awards


Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Mergers

Nominee, 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Unilateral Conduct

Nominee, 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Anticompetitive Practices

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