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Baker Botts LLP

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Well placed to handle merger control mandates on behalf of major US-headquartered clients. Acts for a number of clients from the TMT, energy and transport industries. Represents clients in EC abuse of dominance investigations and private enforcement actions. Also has notable experience defending clients in multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations.

Strengths

Clients "enjoy working with the team," one in particular reporting: "I was impressed with how quickly they got up to speed."

Work highlights

Advised WorleyParsons on the global merger control procedures relating to its acquisition of Jacobs ECR.

Notable practitioners

Catriona Hatton receives wide acclaim from sources for her experience in competition matters. She acts on a host of competition mandates, advising clients from the technology and industrial sectors on cross-border merger clearances.

Matthew Levitt is a strong choice among clients in the shipping, energy and technology sectors, where he acts on cartel damages actions and competition appeals.

Paul Lugard 's "level of expertise is high and he is able to advise us very quickly," enthuse clients. He acts for clients on Article 102 investigations, merger clearance filings and standalone damages claims for anti-competitive behaviour.

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Overview

Baker Botts in Brussels offers one of the most widely-respected competition law capabilities of any global law firm. Our Brussels lawyers counsel clients across a broad range of complex matters and represent them in proceedings before the EU Commission, the General Court and the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg, as well as the national competition authorities and courts of EU Member States and other countries around the globe. The team plays a key role at the heart of many of the firm’s core industry practices including energy & natural resources, shipping and ports, and media & technology. Our team is one of the leaders in US$ multi-billion merger clearance mandates, acting at the highest-levels on a wide range of European competition law issues over the review period. We also conduct internal audits and assist clients in developing compliance programs.


To learn more about our practice, please visit:

 
https://www.bakerbotts.com/services/practice-areas/antitrust-and-competition-law/eu-competition-law



Competition/European Law

Baker Botts LLP

firm
Location

Square de Meeûs

23-Box 11

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

1000

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Belgium

Competition: EU


Catriona Hatton
Band 3
Matthew Levitt
Band 5
Paul Lugard
Band 4