Laurent Flochel


Primary Office Location

27 Avenue de l'Opera
75001 Paris, France



Laurent Flochel is Vice President of CRA Charles River Associates' European Competition Practice, which he joined in 2007 after an academic career. Previously he was Professor of Economics at the University of Lyon. He was also a Scientific Advisor with the Council of Economic Analysis (CAE) of the French Prime Minister for three years. 

His experience covers all fields of competition law: merger control, abuse of dominance, cartels, exchanges of information, vertical restraints, etc. He has advised companies in the fields of luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, agro-alimentary, telecoms, audio-visual, transportation, press distribution, temporary work, armament, distribution and books. He intervened in procedures before the European Commission, National Competition Authorities (France and Switzerland), various courts of appeal, commercial courts and the International Chamber of Commerce. 

He is also experienced in damage evaluation (follow-on of competition cases or commercial damages cases) and he also intervened in international arbitration procedures before the ICC or for damage claims before commercial courts. He also advises companies on regulatory issues.


Ph.D. Economics, University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne
M.A. Economics, University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne