François Brunet is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, based in the Paris office.
Mr. Brunet's practice focuses on EU and French competition law. Mr. Brunet has represented clients in a number of cartel/monopolization investigations and transactions in the television, cable, car equipment, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cement, paper and other industries.
Professor at the University Paris 5-René Descartes (2000-2009), he is widely published on various aspects of EU and French competition law and is distinguished as a leading competition/antitrust lawyer by Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers
and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
. He co-authored “La pratique communautaire du contrôle des concentrations” (De Boeck, Brussels) with Antoine Winckler and Mario Siragusa. He also co-edited with Guy Canivet, former Chief Justice of the French Cour de Cassation, an EU Competition Law Handbook (“Le nouveau droit communautaire de la concurrence”).
Mr. Brunet is the President of the Competition Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (French Committee) and a member of the board of directors of the Association des Avocats pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence.
Mr. Brunet joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 2000. He graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in 1989 and from the Ecole HEC in 1990 (Master's in International Finance), and received law degrees from the University of Paris II in 1992 (DEA).
Mr. Brunet is a member of the Bar in Paris and is admitted to practice before the European Court of Justice and the European General Court.