Laurence Bary Dechert


Laurence Bary is an antitrust partner in the Paris office of Dechert. Her practice focuses on EU and French competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations, market dominance cases and related litigation matters. She advises international clients in large merger control cases before the European Commission, including Phase 2 cases, and represented clients in a number of international cartel/dominance investigations, including several recent investigations in the technology sector. She has extensive experience of litigation both before the European courts in Luxembourg and the French courts, including representing high-profile companies in follow-on damage actions in France. Named a Rising Star by Law360 and recognized in International’s inaugural European Female Rising Star list, she is also listed as a leading competition lawyer in France by Best Lawyers 2023 and GCR 100 2023. She was also named as a "Future Leader" by Who’s Who Legal in its 2022 Competition guide. She is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Sciences-Po Paris.

2021 Awards


Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Concerted Practices

Nominee, 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Mergers

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