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Antoine Riquier

Antoine is a commercial litigator with a particular focus on competition law litigation in the European jurisdictions, and especially France, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

Expertise

Much of his work involves follow-on cartel damages claims in the automotive/transport industry and in the retail sector.

Prior to joining Hausfeld, he worked in Brussels for a leading French law firm, focusing on cartel and exchange of information matters and on the implementation of compliance programs in various sectors. He also worked for a third-party litigation funder in Paris, where he dealt with complex international litigation, and managed thousands of clients in the Volkswagen “clean” diesel litigation.

Clients

Antoine represents thousands of clients, from SMEs to major listed companies active in the transport industry and established mainly in France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Belgium.

His client base is also made up of leading automotive manufacturers, which he assisted in pursuing damages claims relating to the bearings and spark-plugs cartels.

Antoine also acts on behalf of retailers harmed by several competition law infringements.

Practice Areas

Competition Disputes

Antoine was part of the team building claims for European truck purchasers allegedly harmed by the prominent Trucks cartel - representing over 2,100 clients across Europe with a truck count of some 275,000.

Antoine is a valued member of the firm’s antitrust automotive practice, which is the strongest in Europe. He has worked with clients on recovering follow-on damages as the result of the following cartels:

  • Bearings
  • Spark-plugs
  • Other Auto-Part cartels

What Others Say

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards

Hausfeld won the 'Innovation in legal expertise - Dispute resolution' award at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2018 for our work on the Trucks cartel in the Netherlands. Antoine is part of the team working on this case

The Lawyer

In 2019, The Lawyer nominated the Trucks cartel case as one of their Top 20 Cases for 2019. In the UK, Hausfeld represents Wolseley UK Ltd & Ors, Suez Groupe SAS & Ors and Veolia Environnement S.A. & Ors. “The trucks litigation is one of the most significant follow-on damages cases being heard in the English courts”, said The Lawyer, “Lining up to defend the manufacturers from further damages are some of biggest names in litigation.”

Education

University of Versailles, France, Master degree in contracts and competition law (Second student of the promotion)

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Paris Bar (France), 2018

Affiliations & Memberships

Member - AIJA and AFEC (Association Française d'Etude de la Concurrence)

During his law school years, Antoine won a competition law moot court on a private enforcement case and pleaded in the final round in the first chamber of the Court of Appeal in Paris.

Presentations & Speeches

Since 2018, Antoine is a visiting lecturer for the second-year master’s degree in Competition Law & Contract Law at the University of Versailles, recognised as one of the best master’s degrees in competition law in France.

Antoine frequently write articles for the Hausfeld Perspectives and other various specialised editors.

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