Our team comprises four partners and a team of associates.
What our partners have in common is a career firmly rooted in the academic world. This ensures that we maintain the highest possible scientific standards and that we take an active part in the debates of the 'competition community', together with legal scholars, lawyers, judges, members of competition authorities and competition authorities' economists.
Beyond this common background, our partners' skills and experiences are diverse, and their combination allows us to address all the issues raised in competition cases.
Laurent Eymard is the head of MAPP's Brussels office. He has more than ten years of experience advising clients on competition cases. Over the years, he has been involved in many merger, antitrust and state aid cases before the European Commission, as well as other jurisdictions in Europe. In particular, he has been involved in the notification of the merger between Lafarge and Holcim and the acquisition of Alstom’s energy activities by GE. He also regularly conducts work on damage evaluation in civil cases. Laurent Eymard graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE) and from the Institut d’Etudes Poliques de Paris. He also holds a Master's degree in EC Competition Law from King’s College London.
Romain de Nijs
Romain de Nijs' field of expertise is industrial economics with a focus on intellectual property and applications to competition policy. Besides his work with MAPP, he is also a researcher and an associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique, which he joined after spending one year as a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. He regularly publishes articles in leading academic journals such as the Rand Journal of Economics and Marketing Science, on topics such as multi-sided markets, the digital economy and patent pools. His consulting experience ranges from mergers to cartels, unilateral conduct, intellectual property litigation and damage evaluation. He graduated as an engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique and obtained a Ph.D. in economics from Ecole des Ponts.
Anne Perrot joined MAPP in 2012. She was previously the Vice-President of the French Competition Authority (2004-2012). Anne Perrot belonged to several think tanks on competition policy, such as the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (before the European Commission) or the 'group of experts' of the French energy regulator (CRE). She also was a member of several commissions appointed by the French government on subjects such as telecoms deregulation. In 2014, she was appointed "corresponding member" of the Conseil d'analyse économique, a group of economists in charge of providing independent expert advice to the French Prime Minister.
Anne Perrot is a Professor of Economics at the University of Paris I (Sorbonne) and ENSAE and a fellow at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. She also taught at the Paris School of Economics and the Brussels School of Competition.
Anne Perrot earned a Ph.D. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in economics. She holds the 'agrégation' degree in economics.
David Spector's specialization is in the economics of competition and the application of economic theory to competition law. He regularly publishes articles in leading academic journals, as well as contributions to collective books, on subjects ranging from collusion to the competitive impact of mergers, exclusionary strategies and state aids. He is also the author of two books. In 2011, David Spector was appointed 'non-governmental advisor' to the French Competition Authority. In this capacity, he has been taking part in the activities of the International Competition Network regarding mergers and abuses of dominant positions.
David Spector is an Associate Professor at the Paris School of Economics. He previously taught at the London School of Economics, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Ecole Normale Supérieure, from which he graduated. David Spector received his Ph.D. from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and the London School of Economics. He holds the 'agrégation' degree in mathematics.