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Arnold & Porter

Competition/European Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 3BelgiumEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Particularly active on merger clearance mandates, often working closely with offices in Washington, DC and London to handle the EU aspects of transatlantic or global transactions. Has a strong reputation among companies in the life sciences sector. Represents key clients, including Japanese technology and transportation sector companies, in appeals against EC cartel decisions and in follow-on damages claims.

Strengths

Clients applaud the firm because "it handles very complex questions in an elegant and pragmatic manner."

Work highlights

Acted for Fitbit on the merger clearance aspects of its proposed acquisition by Google.

Notable practitioners

Clients stress that Axel Gutermuth is "very responsive, knowledgeable and also practical. He gets to know the industry, what is important and how to balance the risks against the commercial drivers for a business." He has a strong behavioural practice, advising clients on abuse of dominance investigations, including representing them before the German authorities. Gutermuth also has experience in merger clearance procedures.

Luc Gyselen is a popular choice with clients in the technology sector, where he advises on cartel investigations and dawn raids by competition regulators. He is also increasingly active on state aid matters for both state and private bodies.

Niels Ersbøll is "a very knowledgeable and pragmatic lawyer," according to clients, who "feel that our competition law questions end up in good hands - we feel very safe entrusting him with complex questions." He has a very strong practice among pharmaceutical and technology sector clients, assisting with multinational merger filings and cartel investigations.

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Competition/European Law

Arnold & Porter

firm
Location

1, Rue du Marquis

Markiesstraat, 1

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1000

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Belgium

Competition: EU


Axel Gutermuth
Band 6
Luc Gyselen
Band 3
Niels Ersbøll
Band 6