Biography

Igor Simic is a partner at Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier. He co-heads of the firm’s antitrust and competition law practice. Since joining the firm in 2005, Mr. Simic has advised international and domestic clients on merger control and antitrust investigation matters under EU and French law.

Mr. Simic has extensive experience in merger control, especially in the case of complex transnational operations. He also has experience in antitrust litigation whether it be before European or national competition authorities or before common law judges when actions for damages are brought in courts. Mr. Simic is also highly knowledgeable in the field of State Aid. He has experience representing both the French state and companies to which such aid is granted.

Mr. Simic has thorough knowledge of the banking sector as he advised banks during one of the most important national mergers in the French banking industry. Mr. Simic also has extensive experience in the publishing sector and the food-processing industry.

He was listed by the Global Competition Review in the “40 under 40” survey.

Mr Simic is a contributor to the following articles:

• “Can human rights help? Bouygues' claim that its procedural rights were infringed”, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 2012, Vol. 3, n° 4, Didier Théophile and Igor Simic

• “Legal challenges to dawn raid inspections under the principles of EU, French and ECHR law”, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 2012, Vol. 3, n° 6, Didier Théophile and Igor Simic

• “The French Competition Council accepts commitments in the press distribution sector”, e-Competitions, EU Competition Laws e-bulletin, May 2008-II

• “The French Competitions Council condemns practices restricting prices for medical services provided in public hospitals (Anatomic and Cyto Pathology services)”, e-Competitions, EU Competition Laws e-bulletin, February 2008-II

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Areas of Practice

Competition
  • Education

    European College of Bruges (1997)
    University Robert Schuman, Strasbourg (1996) - distinction in international and European law