Linklaters continues the expansion of its Capital Markets and Competition-Antitrust departments with the appointment of three new counsel

Linklaters is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Grant as counsel in the Capital Markets team and Jérémie Marthan and Sabine Thibault-Liger in the Competition-Antitrust department.

Jeremy Grant - Counsel in the Capital Markets department.

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales since 2003, Jeremy Grant has held the position of managing associate in the Capital Markets team of Linklaters in Paris since 2007, after spending more than five years at the firm’s London and Moscow offices. He holds a masters degree from the University of Oxford.

Jeremy has worked for over 10 years on international financial operations, specialising in bond issuance, debt issuance including regulatory capital, hybrid bonds, EMTN programmes, capital security issuance (equity and convertible), liability management and structured financing. He specifically advises parties operating in emerging and French markets.

The Capital Markets department includes four partners (Véronique Delaittre, Patrice Doat, Luis Roth and Bertrand Sénéchal), two counsel and 30 associates.

Jérémie Marthan - Counsel in the Competition-Antitrust department.

Qualified since 2005, Jérémie has held the position of managing associate with Linklaters’ Competition-Antitrust team in Paris since 2010. He holds a masters degree in European business law and teaches competition law at the Toulouse School of Economics. He is also involved with the economic law masters programme at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po).

Jérémie is a specialist in French competition law and community competition law (merger control, cartels, vertical restraints, abuse of dominant position and disputes before community and competition authorities).

He is equipped with extensive experience in cartel law, and has recently worked with Société Générale on the European Commission’s investigation into the manipulation of Libor and Euribor rates. He has also done work for Suez Environnement on the inquest led by the European Commission into the French water market.

Recent transactions in which Jérémie has been involved include the acquisition of Ne Variateur by GDF Suez, the acquisition of Precisium Groupe by Alliance Industrie and the acquisition of Fortis Luxembourg Vie by BNP Paribas.

Sabine Thibault-Liger - Counsel in the Competition-Antitrust department.

Lawyer since 2004, Sabine has been a managing associate on the Competition-Antitrust team of Linklaters in Paris since 2010. She holds a DESS degree in European business law from the Université de Paris II Panthéon Assas, a DEA in economic law and a doctorate in European competition law (honourable mention with jury’s congratulations and dissertation prize) from the University of Orléans.

Specialising in French and European competition law, Sabine has particular expertise in cartel affairs, follow on civil actions, vertical agreements, and abuse of dominant position and state support before the European Commission, the French competition authority and European and international jurisdictions.

Well experienced in international conflicts concerning cartel laws, including the civil aspects of these cases, Sabine has contributed significantly to the firm’s expertise in this field.

Sabine advises clients notably in the air travel, information technology, food processing and manufacturing sectors. Sabine advises Air France on their antitrust investigations and civil suits in the air freight sector.

She also works with Nestlé on the procedures for an appeal against the decision of the Competition Authority relating to the Cat and Dog food sector. In 2011, Sabine won a high-profile cartel case before the European Court of Justice, working with the Total group, who she represented for seven years with her former firm.

Sabine also teaches European competition law at the University of Paris Dauphine and at HEC, besides being the author of multiple articles on the subject.

Since January 2014, Sabine has participated in Linklaters’ Womens Leadership Programme (an internal mentoring programme aimed at female associates).

The Competition-Antitrust department now includes two partners, Anne Wachsmann, National Head of Practice, and Pierre Zelenko, besides three counsel and 15 associates.

For Linklaters in Paris, the past 12 months have seen the appointment of seven new partners in International Arbitration, Capital Markets, Banking law, and Social law (Cyril Abtan, Matthieu de Boisséson, Véronique Delaittre, Pierre Duprey, Bertrand Sénéchal, Lionel Vuidard and Roland Ziadé) and five counsel (Cibele Natasha Antunes, Mark Barges, Thomas Meli, Andrew Plump and Sébastien Pontillo).