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Name: Laurence Bary
Firm Name: Dechert LLP
Country: France
Expertise: Competition Law

Telephone: +33 1 57 57 80 80
Fax: +33 1 57 57 80 81
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Laurence Bary focuses her practice on EU and French competition law. She represents clients in cases concerning integrations, lawsuits involving anticompetitive practices, and State aid matters before the French and EU competition authorities. She has experience in helping clients during full (Phase II) merger control investigations, including before the European Commission, and has represented leading companies in the digital sector during investigations conducted by various competition, administrative, and judicial authorities.

Ms. Bary has developed impeccable credentials working for major international groups in the information technology, new technologies, aeronautical, and defense sectors.

Ms. Bary is a lecturer at the University of Montpelier (DJCE) and has published numerous articles on competition law in Concurrences and Revue Lamy de la Concurrence. Prior to joining Dechert as a partner, she worked at another international law firm in Paris and Brussels.


– Ecole Normale Supérieure, 2006
– Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, 2006
– Université de Paris XI – Paris-Sud, M.A. in EU Business Law, 2007


– Paris


– French
– English


– Paris Court of Appeal, Antitrust Section – Référendaire

Law Firm:

We deliver deep legal expertise and practical commercial judgment for high-stakes matters in sectors with the greatest complexities, intricacies and regulatory demands.

Dechert is organized by practice area, not geography. Our 27 offices around the globe are seamlessly integrated.

This approach allows us to deliver a team responsive to unique project requirements and provide the resources needed to complete work with speed-to-market execution. Our lawyers understand the current marketplace, as well as rapidly evolving commercial and regulatory challenges, making us a preeminent full-service advisor.

We are a global, mobile workforce of diverse skills and areas of expertise. We use a project management approach to our workflow, enabling us to quickly adapt to changing client needs, maximize technology, drive efficiency and deliver value to our clients.

Our work is widely recognized within the legal industry, including top global-wide rankings for corporate investigations, international arbitration, investment funds and life sciences (Chambers Global, 2017).