Didier Théophile is a partner at Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier. He is the founder and head of the firm’s antitrust and competition law practice. His own practice covers all aspects of competition law, from counselling to litigation, including matters of merger control, non-merger conduct and state aid. Mr Théophile frequently represents clients before the European and French competition authorities and courts, and has vast experience in large cross-border transactions and high-profile antitrust litigation. He is particularly recognised for his antitrust law expertise in regulated sectors, such as media, the banking industry and postal services. Mr Théophile was educated at the Strasbourg Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po Strasbourg) (diploma, magna cum laude, 1986), the University of Strasbourg Faculty of Law (LLL industrial property, summa cum laude, 1989) and the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium (LLL legal European studies, summa cum laude, 1990). Mr Théophile has written articles on a wide range of antitrust and competition law topics. He is a member of the International Bar Association, the board of the French Association of Lawyers Practising Competition Law and the French Association of Competition Study. He is also a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network for the French competition authority.