Gillian Arnoux is head of competition compliance at CMA CGM. Previously, Gillian Arnoux was case handler (rapporteur) at the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la Concurrence). Prior to that, he was legal advisor in charge of European affairs in the Office of the President from 2009 till 2011. Prior to joining the French Competition Authority in June 2009, he was an in-house legal Counsel specialized in Competition Law for a leading international aeronautical, defense and high-technology company where he gained comprehensive experience regarding abuse of dominant position related issues. Gillian studied law at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and graduated from the Nottingham University LL.M. program with first class honours. He holds a PhD from the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, his doctoral thesis focusing on the implementation of EU competition rules to the defense industry.
CMA CGMWhen addressing antitrust compliance at corporate level, one of the major risks that immediately blips on the radar is participation in trade associations. There are countless cases of antitrust law breaches that focus on trade associations’ dealings. Indeed, when a trade association encompasses competitor members, the risk is significant that, during meetings or at their fringe, collusion and exchanges of commercially sensitive information may occur. It is usual practice for corporations to design guidance documents that are dedicated to raising awareness on the right behavior to adopt when participating to trade associations meetings. The CMA CGM Group is no stranger to this, but the competition law compliance team strove to rethink an innovative guidance paper both in terms of substance, while drafting business-friendly antitrust golden rules, and in terms of shape (with a printable checklist of actions to carry with you at all times). The CMA CGM competition team lets you unveil those innovations by yourself!