Delphine Strohl
Associate | Brussels
Delphine Strohl

Delphine Strohl practices in the areas of EU, Belgian, French and UK antitrust and competition law, with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical, IT and telecom industries. Ms. Strohl has advised international companies on merger control, abuse of dominance cases, cartel investigations and state aid issues before the EU and French authorities and courts. She also has experience advising on general EU regulatory matters, in particular the four free movements, and regularly provides national security guidance to clients whose transactions may require foreign direct investment (FDI) review in the EU and internationally.

Ms. Strohl has also published numerous articles on privacy, data and the digital sector, as well as on the interplay between competition law and sustainability. Delphine was recognized as a key lawyer by Who’s Who Legal Competition (2023) and Legal 500 (2023).

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Strohl worked for Concurrences and the French Embassy in the Czech Republic. Her previous experience includes traineeships at the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Belgium Embassy in Argentina and the French Defence Ministry.

  • Several multinationals as complainants and third parties in the Commission's investigation of Google's abuse of dominance practices and other investigations in the digital sector.
  • Several multinational companies in cartel investigations before the French competition authority.
  • Aetna, Inc. in all competition aspects of the sale of its international health insurance assets to Allianz Partners.
  • ArchiMed in various transactions.
  • Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. in its acquisition of Amryt Pharma for approximately $1.5 billion.
  • Court Square Capital Partners on various transactions.
  • Crown Holdings, Inc. in the European Commission’s (EC) investigation of the metal packaging sector.
  • Crown Holdings, Inc. in its sale of European Tinplate Business to KPS Capital Partners for approximately €1.9 billion.
  • GIC in various acquisitions before multiple regulatory authorities such as the joint acquisition of Direct ChassisLink, along with OMERS Infrastructure and Wren House.
  • Graham Partners on various transactions such as the acquisition of Taoglass.
  • Griffon on its sale of Telephonics Corporation, a provider of sophisticated intelligence, surveillance and communications solutions, to TTM Technologies for US$ 330 million.
  • Light & Wonder (previously Scientific Games) on its acquisition of Alictus.
  • MiddleGround Capital on various acquisitions such as Dura Automotive Systems, and Plasman Holdings.
  • One Equity Partners on various transactions including the acquisitions of ACI Worldwide, Brush Group, and MERA group, a custom software development service provider, and the sale of Rizing to Wipro.
  • The Republic of Serbia on EU competition and corporate law in light of the accession discussions between the EU and the Republic of Serbia.
  • Sinopec, on a major JV with SIBUR.
  • Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) on the integration of sustainability into competition law assessments.
    • Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Master 1, European Law, 2012, With honors
    • Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Diploma, Fundamental Principles of Public Law, 2013, With honors
    • Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Master 2, European Litigation, 2013, With honors, Valedictorian
    • Paris
    • Brussels Bar (EU-list)
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish