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Virginie Coursiere-Pluntz

Virginie Coursiere-Pluntz


CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Languages English, French

Virginie Coursière-Pluntz is a lawyer in the Competition and European Law Department. She is mainly involved in competition law (antitrust, merger control, abusive practices in commercial relationships), more specifically in transactional and/or international cases that require both  technical and project management expertise. An expert in public law, she works on the competitive impact of the activities of public bodies. Her work covers consulting, litigation (before French or European competition authorities or commercial courts), the auditing of organisations’ operations (groups/professional associations) from the point of view of competition law or the implementation and monitoring of compliance programmes. Virginie has developed specific expertise in advice and implementation of competition law in French-speaking and English-speaking Africa, in support of the firm’s African team. She advises or represents businesses or corporate groups in the consumer goods, energy, insurance and pharmaceutical sectors.

Virginie Coursière-Pluntz has been practising with CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats since 2005.

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Legal 500 Paris 2016

Relevant experience

  • Secondment to CMS EU Law Office in 2008
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  • Diploma in Legal Studies, University of Oxford (2001)
  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Public Finance Law, University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (2002)
  • Post-graduate degree (DESS) in EU Business Law, University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (2003)
  • CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to practise as a solicitor or barrister in France) (2004)
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  • Mémento Concurrence-Consommation édition 2021, co-author - Editions Francis Lefebvre (Septembre 2020)
  • Memento Concurrence-Consommation 2020, co-author - Editions Francis Lefebvre (Octobre 2019)
  • LBO/Capital transmission, Dossiers Pratiques collection (2° édition 2013) - Editions Francis Lefebvre, co-author
  • Guide LBO, Dossiers Pratiques collection, Editions Francis Lefebvre, 2012, co-author
  • Antitrust part of the Guide “Business Operations in France”, published by US editor BNA (Bureau of National Affairs) – Latest update: 2016
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Meas­ures re­lat­ing to wastage in the Anti-Wastage & Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy Law
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