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Michel Ponsard

Offices / Paris office / Brussels office / Africa Desk

Who am I?

I am one of the partners in charge of the UGGC Competition Law Department, present since the law firm’s inception after an experience in Brussels. My sector of intervention therefore corresponds to the competition law and distribution, but also to the law of commercial contracts and commercial practices, as well as to the right of promotion and publicity.

Beyond my practice as a lawyer, I am an active participant in the activities on the evolutions of my subject: regular author of articles of doctrine, I am also secretary general of AFEC (French Association for the Study of Law of Competition) as well as the International Competition League, reporter for France in the IBA antitrust newsletter and lecturer at Versailles Saint-Quentin University. This participation gives me a good knowledge of the institutions.

UGGC & me

Rely on a structure equipped with important technical means, a well-known brand oriented to meet the demands of our customers quickly and effectively in the best possible environment; Working closely with teams adapted to broad competencies, driven by the same concern for quality: these are for me some of the strengths of UGGC, and which explain why I have remained faithful to me for more than twenty years now!

My Practice

I work for a French and international clientele in fields as diverse as the automotive sector, the pharmaceutical sector, personal services, retail distribution, publishing and media, Real estate professionals (agents and trustees, construction) or transport.


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  • Partner of UGGC Law Firm - 1998
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar - 1992
  • Law Degree in International and European Law, Paris and Brussels Law Schools
  • Postgraduate Degree (DESS) in International Business Law and European Law.
  • Member, Executive Committee, Association Française pour l’Etude du Droit de la Concurrence (French Association for the Study of Competition Law)
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA), antitrust section.
  • Associate, UGGC Law Firm - 1993-1998
  • Associate, Berlioz & Co
  • Associate, Slaughter and May (Paris)
  • Associate, Jeantet (Bruxelles)