Nominated in 2009 as one of the top 100 female practitioners worldwide (Global Competition Review), Anne Wachsmann is a key player in the competition
field, having twice been nominated as one of the “Top 40 competition lawyers under 40”, and is now ranked according to Legal 500 among the leading individuals in France.
Her clients span a broad range of industry sectors, whilst her caseload reflects her clients’ confidence in her extensive knowledge of competition law and policy: cartels, abuse of dominant position, vertical restraints, merger control, from the administrative investigation stage to the procedure before domestic and EU jurisdictions. She has been involved in a number of landmark French cartel decisions – one in the steel distribution sector (decision of 16 December 2008 and Court of Appeal judgment of 19 January 2010), where she represented ArcelorMittal, and the other in the temporary work sector representing Adecco (decision of 2 February 2009 and Court of Appeal judgment of 26 January 2010). Anne regularly advises clients in the automobile and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as air transport where she represented an airline in the freight investigation launched in 2006 which led to a settlement in the US in 2008 and the Commission decision of 9 November 2010, heading a team of lawyers in charge of the case before the competition authorities in Europe, the USA, Asia and Africa.
Beyond client work, her respected position on the market is demonstrated by her involvement (since 2005) with the prestigious competition review “Concurrences” as co-writer of the quarterly column on abuse of dominant position. She has also been nominated by the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) as national government advisor (NGA) in the framework of the ICN (International Competition Network).