Practice

Antitrust and Competition

Stay on the right side of the competition laws. Whether you're a multinational corporation or a growing business looking to expand overseas, keeping up with competition laws can be complex and time-consuming. And as the rules keep changing, companies face new challenges and risks because competition laws are constantly...

Representative experience

Serving as U.S. and EU antitrust counsel to SABMiller in its US$106bn deal with AB InBev.

Served as global antitrust counsel to ALSTOM in the sale of its power businesses to GE for €12.4bn and its €700m acquisition of GE’s transportation signaling business.

Representing MHI in a cartel investigation involving the Japanese, U.S., European, Mexican, and Korean authorities and related private damages claims.

Advised IBM on the successful global antitrust review in the US$1.5bn acquisition of its microelectronics business by GlobalFoundries.

Acting for DFDS in successfully opposing Eurotunnel's acquisition of SeaFrance ferry business, one of the most high-profile and controversial merger cases in the UK and France.

Advised MHI on its entry into a US$2bn global JV between Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery, Inc., and Siemens, in the field of metals machinery technology.

Representing Fiat and Chrysler in proceedings by the Spanish Competition Commission involving an alleged information-sharing cartel among automobile manufacturers/distributors.

Represented Air Canada on its successful appeal of the EU Commission's air cargo cartel decision and in damages litigation in the U.S., UK, Germany, and The Netherlands.

Representing a defendant company in the German beer cartel investigation in which the Federal Cartel Office fined the targets €340m.

Representing container shipping giant Maersk Line in the European Commission's investigation into price signalling in the container shipping sector.

Represented Orbital in the Second Request investigation by the DOJ Antitrust Division in its US$4.5bn merger with ATK.

Defending more than a dozen BCBS health plans in a multidistrict antitrust litigation brought by separate putative classes of both health-insurance purchasers and healthcare providers.

Representing Daimler Trucks North America in its successful defense of two class actions alleging a conspiracy between the major manufacturers of heavy duty trucks and Eaton.

Representing Credit Suisse in multidistrict antitrust litigation.

Successfully advised IBM on the US$2.3bn sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo.

Serving as global antitrust counsel to ARRIS in its US$2.1bn acquisition of Pace

Advised ZTE in a landmark case decided by the ECJ resolving critical issues involving the relationship between competition law and standard essential patents (SEPs).

Advised a major automotive manufacturer in recovering US$100m from a cartel among polyurethane foam manufacturers.

Published Works

The EU Leniency Program CPI Antitrust Cronicle

To file, or not to file: giving the right answer in the right moment to this crucial question, can, at least at first sight, save a company a significant amount of money.

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Published Works

We want your vote: 2019 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards 2019 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards

We are pleased to announce that three articles written by Antitrust and Competition lawyers have been nominated for 2019 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards in the category of "Best...

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No Christmas Presents for Foreign Investors

The German Government tightens regulations on Foreign Investment Control (again) and amends the anti-boycott provision

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New EU rules for foreign direct investment screening: One step closer to adoption and entry into force

This alert is an update to our alert of 3 December 2018 that reflects the published text as agreed by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU on 6...

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New EU framework for screening foreign direct investment

On 20 November 2018, the European Commission (Commission) announced that a draft EU framework for screening foreign direct investment (FDI) has been agreed by the European Parliament...

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