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Covington & Burling LLP

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Acts both for merging parties and for third-party interveners on merger control investigations carried out by EU or Belgian competition authorities. Handles transactional mandates for a number of clients from the pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and media sectors. Has notable experience in domestic litigation seeking to overturn Belgian Competition Authority decisions, both within the context of cartel investigations or the potential removal of behavioural remedies on Belgian companies. Attracts attention for work on high-profile state aid cases in the financial services and shipping sectors.

Strengths

A commentator underlines the breadth and importance of the cases the firm handles.

Work highlights

Assisted the Plukon Food Group with obtaining clearance from the BCA for the acquisition of the assets of Pluimveeslachterij Lammens.

Notable practitioners

Johan Ysewyn advises on a broad range of competition matters, with notable activity before the BCA on merger notifications and cartel investigations. Ysewyn offers further experience acting for both private and public sector clients on state aid matters, as well as acting on merger filings and behavioural investigations before the European regulators.

Melissa Van Schoorisse has a prominent practice before the BCA, advising clients on merger filings in the logistics and utilities sectors. Additionally she represents clients in dawn raids and disputes relating to allegations of anti-competitive behaviour.

The "really excellent" Miranda Cole is well regarded for her activity on substantial merger filings before the EC. She has substantial experience acting for clients from a range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals and technology.

Interviewees note that Peter Camesasca is "very active, deals really well with new topics and is very flexible." He is a highly experienced competition litigator, advising clients on cartel damages, appeals of prohibited transactions and disputes concerning the use of SEPs.

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Competition/European Law

Covington & Burling LLP

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Location

Kunstlaan 44

Avenue Des Arts

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1040

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Belgium

Competition/European Law: State Aid


Johan Ysewyn
Band 2

Competition: Domestic


Johan Ysewyn
Band 1
Melissa Van Schoorisse
Up and Coming

Competition: EU


Johan Ysewyn
Band 3
Miranda Cole
Band 2
Peter Camesasca
Band 5