Passionate and tenacious, and a talented expert who never neglects his creative side, Olivier Fréget is generous with his time and spares no effort on behalf of his clients. Renowned for the quality of his expertise and technical knowledge in terms of new technologies (especially Electronic Communication), there is a particular demand for his services in the telecommunications, energy, media and life sciences sectors. He supports and represents his clients before French and EU courts (GC / CJEU) and administrative bodies (DG Comp, FCA, ARCEP, CRE, CSA) on all matters related to competition law and regulation based on competition law.
After more than 20 years in multinational law firms (SG Archibald, Archibald-Andersen, Bird & Bird, Allen & Overy), he has cofounded with Charlotte Tasso a highly specialized boutique named "FREGET – TASSO de PANAFIEU" AARPI. The Firm's reason for being is the practice of law in support of competition on the merits. The Firm supports those having acquired positions on the merits that seek to reap the reward of past effort, despite intent to deprive them thereof–from misplaced regulatory, third party, political or other pressure.
Before founding Fréget – Tasso de Panafieu, Olivier Fréget was a partner at Allen & Overy LLP in Paris, in charge of the Competition and European Law department in Paris and jointly responsible for the group's global Competition Law department between 2010 and 2013. In this capacity, he has acquired significant international experience in terms of competition laws and policies in Europe and beyond.
Holder of a Postgraduate Degree in Private International Law and international commercial law issued by the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, he has also studied economics and international politics. As a staunch and active European, he is a member of a number of think-tanks relating to competition policy and Vice Président of Confrontations Europe. He also teaches competition law at the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris.
Olivier wrote a book La concurrence une idée toujours neuve en Europe et en France in French version.