Mélanie Thill-Tayara is a partner in Dechert’s Paris office and co-lead of the firm’s Life Sciences practice. Mélanie focuses her practice on antitrust and competition law, and she regularly represents leading companies in cartel and abuse of dominant position cases before EU and French authorities and courts. In addition, Mélanie assists leading companies in merger notifications before the French and European regulators and coordinates multi-jurisdictional filings. She regularly advises clients involved in inspections conducted by the authorities and the subsequent challenges. Prior to joining Dechert in February 2016, she served as a partner for more than 20 years with two other international law firms. Before that, she was an officer at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition, where she participated in numerous dawn raid operations and contributed to several decisions. Named Top Woman in Antitrust (GCR Women in Antitrust), Mélanie Thill-Tayara is ranked as one of the top competition and antitrust lawyers in France by Chambers Europe, Legal 500, GCR100, Who’s Who Legal : France and Best Lawyers France 2022.
Dominance in the pharmaceutical sector: An overview of EU and national case lawConcurrences, Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Marion Provost, Sophie Mitouard, Dominance in the pharmaceutical sector: An overview of EU and national case law, 23 December 2021, e-Competitions Pharma & Dominance, Art. N° 104161
Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Concerted Practices
Nominee, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Unilateral Conduct
Nominee, 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Procedure
Nominee, 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust