Jacques Buhart focuses his practice on competition and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. In his competition practice, he has represented various international companies in particular on second phase merger notifications such as Total/ Elf, Metsäliitto the Finish paper company, Canon/Océ, Walt Disney, AT&T, Cellnex, ATOS and TUI. On the cartel side, Jacques 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 also represented the International Bar Association (IBA) in the Akzo litigation at the General Court and the European Court of Justice. In France, Jacques represented the Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise ( AFJE) at the Court of Appeal of Paris in the Whirlpool case relating to legal privilege. Jacques has developed substantial knowledge of various industries, including nuclear, telecommunications, technology, pharmaceutical, paper manufacturing and energy. He is head of McDermott Will & Emery’s Paris and Brussels offices. 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. He also read for an MBA from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP).

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