A doctor of law and rapporteur for the investigation services of the Autorité de la concurrence, Elise Provost also takes on the duties of adviser to the General Rapporteur and head of the sustainable development network of the investigation services as of 1 September.
This new duty is part of the Autorité's pursuit of its commitment to the sustainable development objectives set at national, European and international level. As it recently underlined in its roadmap for 2022-2023, the Autorité is indeed fully mobilising to meet the challenges posed by the growing importance of sustainable development considerations in its practice. In particular, the Autorité pays particular attention to the most harmful anticompetitive practices in terms of sustainable development and also ensures that it supports companies wishing to promote virtuous behaviour, in the spirit of the future horizontal guidelines of the European Commission.
Since 2019, the Autorité has also set up a specific internal network to increase its expertise on sustainable development considerations, better detect related behaviour and strengthen its relations with key interlocutors in this area. With this new duty, the Autorité strengthens its action and in particular enables the investigation services to increase their capacity for expertise and adaptation of competitive analysis to new challenges.
With a doctorate in competition law (Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas University and the University of Liège), a DEA in business law (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University), an LLM (Master of laws) in competition law (Queen Mary University of London), a master's degree in business administration (IAE Paris) and CAPA, Elise Provost began her career as a lawyer and scientific collaborator at the university.
In 2014, she joined the Autorité de la concurrence, where she has since held the position of permanent rapporteur within Unit 1, currently headed by Laure Gauthier, and since 2019 has also been responsible for the operational management of the sustainable development network of the investigation services.