Florence Ninane


Florence has significant experience in the areas of French and European competition law (mergers, antitrust and state aid issues). 
She regularly assists companies with their French, EU and multi-jurisdictional merger notifications, and also represents companies in competition law litigation before competition authorities and national courts (in cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, state aid and private enforcement matters). Florence’s particular areas of sector expertise include energy, finance, digital sector and consumer goods and she advises various operators in these areas. 

Published Work

  • Florence Ninane, (February 2019) Global Trends in Merger Control Enforcement Report, Paris
  • Florence Ninane, (2019 chapter), « L’accès aux preuves dans le cadre du contentieux indemnitaire prive du fait des pratiques anticoncurrentielles », Paris : Lamy Economique
  • Florence Ninane, (July 2018) Contribution to the Antitrust Analysis of Online Sales Platforms & Copyright Limitations and Exceptions, Paris
  • Florence Ninane, (May 2018) Contribution : The Public Competition Enforcement Review, The Law Reviews, France Chapter, Paris

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, hosting "Journée d'études de l'AFEC 2019", April 2019
  • Speaker, Conférence-déjeuner, Revue Concurrences :"Prix excessifs", March 2019
  • Speaker, Conference on Big Data and on-line advertisement with Eleonora Ocello (DG COMP) and Nicolas Deffieux (Deputy General Case Handler, French Competition Authority)", May 2018
  • Speaker, Conférence-déjeuner, Revue Concurrences :"Plateformes électroniques et droit de la concurrence", September 2018

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence (APDC)
  • Member, Association Française de Droit de l'Energie (AFDEN)
What qualifies her is her ability to make a complex practice easily understandable to non-specialists and business people.
Chambers Europe (Competition/European Law) France, 2023
Florence Ninane demonstrates great responsiveness, is reassuring and very quickly understands the business issues raised by the legal questions.
Chambers Europe (Competition/European Law) France, 2023



Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2001

Admitted to the Hauts-de-Seine Bar, 1999


Post Graduate Degree, Business Law, University of Paris II Panthéon Assas, 1997

DJCE Degree, Counsel in Commercial Law, University of Paris II Panthéon Assas, 1997

Post Graduate Degree, Compared European Law, University of Nancy II, 1996

Post Graduate Degree (Magistère), Business Law, University of Nancy II, 1996


English, French
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