To be successful, a company must be nimble, able to convert obstacles and threats into opportunities. Although at first glance, competition, distribution and consumer laws may appear exclusively as constraints, MAULIN AVOCATS can help you turn them into opportunities.

Our practice is structured around two powerful ideas that are at the heart of any business strategy:


Boost your company’s strength vis-à-vis its business partners and enforcement agencies as well as its customers



Protect your market and your company’s market positioning


We provide clients with legal advice and representation in all enforcement and court proceedings, whether as claimants or defendants. With our network of legal practitioners abroad we are able to support our clients in all their international projects.

We also help them to avert future difficulties by designing and setting up robust distribution networks, or establishing and optimizing their policies for competition law compliance.

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Technical excellence

Maulin Avocats was founded by Romain Maulin after spending over ten years in the competition practices of major UK and US law firms (Herbert Smith Freehills, Allen & Overy, Dechert). His professional experience followed logically from his legal studies in France (at University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris) and in England (University of Westminster in London). The technical excellence of Maulin Avocats has been recognized by the firm’s peers and its clients, and the firm was named in Décideurs Magazine’s 2018 and 2019 ranking of competition law practitioners as having built a “Strong Reputation” in (i) distribution law and unfair practices and (ii) competition law.

Industry knowledge

Over the years, Romain Maulin has successfully handled a large number of complex matters in a wide variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, banking, transportation, luxury, telecommunications and mass retail. At Maulin Avocats, we understand that giving truly relevant advice requires a detailed understanding of our clients’ core business and the sector-specific issues they face.

Handling challenges

Building on his technical and sector-based experience, Romain Maulin has created a boutique firm that is light on its feet, able to react quickly alongside clients to deal with enforcement proceedings and disputes and to contribute to the design of their most strategic projects as early in the process as possible.

Leveraging our network

Maulin Avocats has a network of experienced specialists whose expertise in their field can be relied upon (economic experts, lobbyists, public relations specialists and foreign lawyers).

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Romain Maulin

In today’s world, lawyers can no longer expect to play the role of the occasional expert; they must offer sustained support to clients as those clients make strategic business choices. With this conviction in mind, Romain Maulin created a law firm exclusively dedicated to competition, distribution and consumer law.

These three areas of law are often perceived first and foremost as hurdles, yet with the right approach they can be leveraged to boost your company’s market position.

After over 10 years of practicing corporate law in Anglo-American firms, Romain Maulin has built on this understanding by creating a boutique firm specializing in economic law (competition law, distribution law and consumer law).

Accessibility, active listening, expertise, independence and cost control

These are the core principles that guide Romain Maulin’s day-to-day involvement in serving his clients, whether they are major corporations, intermediate-sized companies, SMEs, or individual entrepreneurs.