Jérôme Philippe leads the antitrust competition and trade (ACT) practice group of the Paris office and is also active in the Brussels office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He advises national and international corporate clients in French and European competition law, both before authorities and courts. Jérôme is also developing the firm’s regulatory practice, notably in relation to data privacy and cybersecurity.
Jérôme is an alumnus of Ecole Polytechnique and ENSAE Paris Tech. He also earned a PhD from the Toulouse School of Economics. Before joining Freshfields, he was head of the Office of Concentrations and State Aid at the French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control. For many years he has been a non-governmental adviser appointed by France at the International Competition Network.
Jérôme’s recent merger control experience includes acting for EDF in its acquisition of the nuclear reactor business of Areva, New Areva NP, before the European Commission and other competition authorities worldwide.