Thomas Oster is a partner in Bird & Bird’s competition and EU practice, and is based in Paris.
His practice covers both contentious and non-contentious national and European competition law.
Thomas has substantial experience of advising on cartel investigations and assisting companies in preparing leniency applications before the European Commission and the French Competition Authority. He helps to develop and implement competition compliance programmes, and provides assistance in notifications of transactions to the European Commission under the EC Merger Regulation and to the French Competition Authority. He also assists clients in relation to antitrust damages actions.
Thomas’s experience of competition law covers different angles, as he has worked in practice and in-house, and has completed an internship at the French Competition Authority. Prior to joining Bird & Bird, he worked for 14 years in the Paris office of a major global law firm. Thomas regularly participates in seminars and conferences and is the author of several articles on competition law. He is a member of the Association of Competition Law Practitioners (APDC) and of the French Association for the Study of Competition Law (AFEC).