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Clifford Chance LLP

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Stands out for work on the complainant side of important EC investigations into alleged abuse of dominance in the TMT sector. Also represents defendants in behavioural investigations and acts for clients from the manufacturing and financial services sectors on merger control topics. Offers a notable state aid practice with experience in issues arising from tax rulings by the EC.

Strengths

"The quality of input of the whole team is absolutely first rate," says one client, adding: "The lawyers do a very good, solid, business-focused job."

Others stress that they "really trust the entire team" and that "they are very smart lawyers."

Work highlights

Represented Spotify in a complaint to the EC relating to Apple allegedly undermining competition and fair play rules.

Notable practitioners

The "absolutely excellent" Thomas Vinje "has an incredible mind," enthuse clients, who are also keen to highlight his "depth of knowledge." He acts across an impressive breadth of competition law, assisting clients with the full scope of behavioural and merger cases.

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Competition/European Law

Clifford Chance LLP

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Location

Avenue Louise 65

Box 2

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1050

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Competition: EU


Thomas Vinje
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