Jérôme Philippe is a partner and head of the antitrust, competition and trade team of Freshfields Bruckaus Deringer, Paris. In addition to being a lawyer, Jérôme earned a PhD in Economics and graduated as an Engineer from the French ’Ecole Polytechnique’ and from the ’Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique; (ENSAE). Before joining Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Jérôme had been Head of the Office of Mergers and State Aids for four years in the French General Directorate for Fair Trading, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control. In that position, he was involved in most French and European mergers, and he also took an important part in the definition of the new merger control regime in France. He advises his clients in all areas of domestic and European competition law, including inter alia: mergers, cartels, leniency applications, abuses of dominance, state aids, distribution law. He has particular experience of cases that mix law and economics. He represents his clients in front of the DGCCRF, the French Competition Authority, the European Commission and also the European Court of Justice. In 2004, he was ranked among the first ten lawyers under 40 years in competition law worldwide by the Global Competition Review. He was the only French lawyer to appear in this list. Jérôme is also a Professor in Law and Economics (Ecole Polytechnique, HEC, ENSAE, Sciences Po and at the MBA Sciences Po). He speaks French, English and Spanish.