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Bird & Bird

Competition/European Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 5BelgiumEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Advises on merger notifications relating to acquisitions or joint ventures in the TMT and automotive sectors. Acts for fashion companies on contentious and advisory topics relating to the distribution of their products. Particularly popular with Japanese clients, assisting with appeals of EU cartel decisions and with general compliance matters.

Strengths

Clients say: "The lawyers have a lot of knowledge and take good care of our questions."

Work highlights

Advised Velon on Article 101 and 102 complaints relating to sporting event rights.

Notable practitioners

A member of the Düsseldorf Bar, Anne Federle represents multinational clients in competition litigation, as well as assisting with joint ventures and cartel investigations.

José Rivas has experience representing clients in cartel investigations and vertical distribution matters, as well as a strong base in EU regulatory law. Clients appreciate that "his assessments are always balanced and business-oriented and effective for our needs," adding that "his deep knowledge and ability to handle this sort of advice is beyond a doubt."

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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


Anne Federle
Band 5
José Rivas
Band 3