Global Forum on Competition


François-Charles Laprevote



François-Charles Laprévote is a partner based in the Brussels and Paris offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. His practice focuses on European competition and international trade law, including merger control, state aid, cartel investigations, market dominance and trade defense instruments. He has advised corporate clients and financial institutions as well as government and public entities in numerous cases before the European Commission, the European Courts in Luxembourg and the French Competition Authority. Mr. Laprévote joined Cleary Gottlieb in 2007. Prior to joining Cleary Gottlieb, he served as the economic adviser of the French Minister for European Affairs, and was a detached national expert in the Directorate General for External Trade of the European Commission, where he was in charge of negotiations on services and investment. He also served at the Inspection Générale des Finances, the internal auditing and consulting body of the French Ministry for Finance. He has published on antitrust, State aid and trade. He is an editor and co-authored several chapters of the Research Handbook on State Aid in the Banking Sector, published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Mr. Laprévote is also an editor and contributor of Cleary Gottlieb’s International Trade and Sanctions Watch blog. Mr. Laprévote is a member of the Bars of Paris and Brussels. He is a native French speaker and is fluent in English and German.