Talent and resilience in Competition Law

Maud Boukhris

Maud Boukhris is a distinguished figure in the field of competition law, currently serving as an associate in the Antitrust & Competition Department at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Paris. Her career has been marked by exceptional achievements and recognition, showcasing her as one of the brightest legal talents in Europe. 

With a primary focus on EU and French competition law matters, Maud provides invaluable counsel to her clients on a wide array of competition law aspects. Her expertise encompasses merger control, cartels, anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and state aid. This comprehensive understanding of competition law has positioned her as a trusted advisor to businesses navigating the complex regulatory landscape. 

One of Maud's most noteworthy achievements was her inclusion in the prestigious list of the top 25 future female leaders in law across Continental Europe and Ireland. In a highly competitive legal environment, she emerged as one of the seven honorees in the Paris market. This recognition highlights her as one of the "best and brightest" practitioners in Europe under the age of 40, a testament to her remarkable skills and contributions to the field. 

Furthermore, Maud Boukhris has been acknowledged as one of the next-generation leaders in competition law, as noted by a prominent publication. Her accomplishments include providing strategic counsel on intricate transactions, such as PAI Partners' remarkable $3.3 billion acquisition of Tropicana and other juice brands from PepsiCo. Additionally, her role in advising CMA CGM on the sale of a portfolio comprising 10 port terminals to Terminal Link has further solidified her reputation as an expert in her field.

Despite facing personal challenges, including a cancer diagnosis in 2022, Maud's dedication to her career and her remarkable resilience have been commendable. Colleagues have spoken highly of her "incredible resilience" and her dual role as an exceptional lawyer and an inspiring woman. Her return to Willkie after a seven-month leave for intensive treatment showcases her unwavering commitment to her profession. 

Maud Boukhris's client portfolio includes renowned names such as Air France, Arkema, Naval Group, PAI Partners, and IK Investment Partners, reflecting the trust these organizations have in her legal expertise.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Maud is passionate about promoting diversity in the legal profession. She emphasizes the importance of health and well-being in maintaining a successful career and makes time for rest, sports, and quality moments with loved ones.

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