Francion is an associate in the Competition and EU team with experience of both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Francion was a key member of the team that represented Google in an abuse of dominance claim brought by Streetmap, an online mapping provider. She was also involved in representing Samsung in its competition and ‘FRAND’ litigation against Unwired Planet and Ericsson.
Francion has extensive experience advising on the issues arising from commercial arrangements including settlement, distribution and licensing agreements, particularly for those clients in the pharmaceutical, technology and consumer products sectors.
Francion has spent time on secondment to the in-house team of a leading technology company and to the antitrust teams of two Chinese law firms based in Shanghai. Francion is a frequent commentator on the intersection of competition and IP law as featured in the blog The CLIP Board.
- BSc Mathematics, University of Bristol
- PGDip EU Competition Law, Kings College – Awarded ‘Best Overall Mark’
- PGDip Economics for Competition Law, Kings College – Awarded ‘Best Overall Mark’
- Qualified 2015
- Admitted in Republic of Ireland (non-practising)