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Baker & McKenzie announced today that two new competition/distribution partners, Mireille Dany and Régis Fabre, and three associates have joined the Paris office from EY Law.

Mireille Dany, a competition, distribution and EU dispute resolution specialist, joined EY Law as a partner in 2002. Previously she worked for Clifford Chance, Barennes & Associés and Jeantet et Associés. She has a degree in civil and litigation law, and holds a post graduate diploma in consumer law from the University of Montpellier.

Régis Fabre (DESS of Business Law, Doctor of Law, DEA Patent Rights – University of Montpellier) was also a partner at EY Law, which he joined in 1995. Previously, in 1980, he set up his own law firm specialising in competition and distribution law. He now focuses on providing distribution, sales promotion and competition law advice. He is also a member of the Team of Experts of FFF (Fédération Française de la Franchise) and is a Professor at the Law University of Montpellier.
Régis Fabre, Mireille Dany and their team have join the Paris office’s Competition / Distribution Practice Group, led by partner Alex Dowding, which now consists of 11 lawyers.

Commenting on their move on behalf of the group, Régis Fabre said, “With more than 175 lawyers operating world-wide in competition and distribution law, we are undoubtedly joining a leading firm. Boasting 66 offices in 36 countries across the world, Baker & McKenzie will enable us to advise our clients in the increasingly international development of their activities. We will be in a position to offer them practical solutions to the range of global issues that they face, in compliance with the new financial-security requirements.”

Eric Lasry, Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie Paris, added, “The diversity of experience that Régis Fabre and Mireille Dany bring will enable the Competition / Distribution Practice Group to further develop our practice in this area, providing client-specific advice on all aspects of French and Community competition and distribution law”.

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