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Allen & Overy LLP

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Benefits from a long-established domestic practice representing key clients before the Belgian Competition Authority, particularly in the notification of mergers. Attracts attention for acting for major technology companies on appealing EC fines for alleged abuse of dominance. Brussels-based partners also handle appeals against cartel decisions and advise on the defence of follow-on damages claims. Receives praise for its EU merger control practice, serving a broad client list ranging from Asian car manufacturers through to US-headquartered broadcasters. Has additional experience in state aid matters.

Strengths

A client reports: "From a competition law point of view we find them very good," and adds that "the quality of the work has remained high" throughout the matters handled by the firm.

Interviewees stress that the firm "really does have a breadth of expertise" in competition law.

Work highlights

Advised Canon on its response to the EC's 'gun jumping' investigation in relation to the client's acquisition of TMSC.

Notable practitioners

Dirk Arts has a strong reputation representing clients in matters before both the EC and the BCA. His expertise covers merger clearance procedures and antitrust compliance in the automotive, retail and healthcare sectors.

Clients stress that Jürgen Schindler is "excellent to work with" and "someone who will always go the extra mile to be of assistance and get things done." He handles a broad array of competition law matters, advising on contested merger procedures, abuse of dominance investigations and the negotiation of joint ventures. He also has experience in matters before the German competition authorities.

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Competition/European Law

Allen & Overy LLP

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Location

Tervurenlaan 268A avenue de Tervueren

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1150

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Belgium

Competition: Domestic


Dirk Arts
Band 1

Competition: EU


Dirk Arts
Band 3
Jürgen Schindler
Band 5