Mélanie Thill-Tayara Dechert


Mélanie Thill-Tayara is the co-managing partner of 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. 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 “Litigator of the Year” at the Global Competition Review’s GCR Awards 2023, 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.

2023 Awards

2021 Awards


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

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