Jean-Paul Tran Thiet

Jean-Paul Tran Thiet

JPTT & Partners

Recognized since 2010

Paris, France

Practice Areas

Competition / Antitrust Law

Regulatory Practice

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2.1 Pull-out Statement/ Quote

Antitrust and Regulatory lawyer Jean-Paul Tran Thiet brings experience and know-how to clients involved in competition-related proceedings or facing regulatory stakes. He is described as “‘An iron hand in a velvet glove’ when it comes to defending his clients’ interests”. (Legal 500, EU Competition and Distribution (France) 2014)

2.2 Biographical overview

As head of the EU Antitrust and Regulatory Practice at JPTT-Vitale & Partners, Jean-Paul Tran Thiet offers clients shrewd insight into EU and French Competition law. His hands-on experience spans regulated industries such as bank & finance, telecommunications, energy, pharmaceuticals and transport.

EU and France-based businesses seek Jean-Paul's guidance in competition-related and/or regulatory matters, such as cartels and concerted practices, dominant positions, mergers and state aids.

With rigorous attention both to strategic vision and to detail, Jean-Paul helps clients to better understand and manage their proceedings before the French Competition Authority, the EU Commission, as well as national and EU courts.

Jean-Paul supports clients with merger control notifications and state aid. He negotiates and drafts contracts on clients' behalf and helps with setting up national and international co-operation and distribution networks. Clients also benefit from his advice in adopting and complying with European and national laws, notably changes resulting from the regulation of markets such as bank and finance, electricity and gas, telecommunications and broadcasting, transport (air, rail, sea, and urban transportation), pharmaceuticals and postal services. In these areas, he represents clients before regulatory authorities, both at national and EU level.

Before entering legal practice, Jean-Paul held top-ranking positions in Paris and Brussels, as special adviser to the Vice-President of the European Commission, to several French Ministers and to the French Prime Minister.

2.3 Publications

"Competition Law Outside the US" (by the American Bar Association - Chapter on France)

"Merger Control Worldwide" (Cambridge University Press - Chapter on France)

"Anti-Cartel Enforcement" (Cambridge University Press - Chapter on France)

Columnist at "Concurrences" a quarterly journal

Contact & Links
  • 46 rue de Clichy
    Paris 75009
  • English
  • French
Bar Admissions
  • France, Paris Bar
  • AFDEN - Association Française de Droit de l'Energie - Honorary Chairman
  • AFEC - Association Française d'Etude de la Concurrence - Member
  • Avenir-Transports - Secretary General
  • Club XXIe Siècle - Member of the Board
  • IBA - Member
  • Institut Montaigne - Senior Fellow in EU matters and Energy

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in France 2025 for work in:
  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Regulatory Practice
  • Chevalier de la L├ęgion d'Honneur

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Knight of the "Legion d'Honneur"
Non-Profit Organizations

Senior Fellow at "Institut Montaigne" (Prominent French Think Tank)

Honorary Chairman of the French Association of Energy Law

Secretary General of "Avenir Transport" (composed of Members of the French Parliament)

Member of the Board of "Club XXIe Siècle"

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