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Dechert LLP

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Earns praise for work on merger clearance mandates, having handled numerous strategic and private equity transactions that require notification to the EU. Acts for clients from the chemical and food and drink industries. Assists complainants and third-party interveners with EC behavioural investigations. Also defends clients in EC cartel investigations.

Notable practitioners

Alec Burnside is "clearly an expert in his field," according to one client, while another particularly appreciates that he is "very good at explaining complex issues in a very understandable way." Burnside acts for a prominent multinational client base on complaints and investigations before the EC, as well as merger control procedures. He is admitted to practice in Belgium and England & Wales.

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Overview

Dechert has maintained a strong presence at the heart of Europe for nearly half a century. We opened an office in Brussels in 1968, becoming one of the first U.S. law firms to establish a base in the European Union’s administrative and regulatory hub.

Our Brussels lawyers are qualified to represent clients before the European Commission and before European and Belgian regulators, authorities and courts. We are also qualified to practice in numerous EU member states.

Clients call on Dechert for advice on all areas of competition law. Our lawyers have an outstanding track record of success in complex merger control cases, multi-jurisdictional cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, business agreements, EU state aid and privatization matters.

Long-term clients value our ability to provide a seamless service across all major jurisdictions around the world and to develop tailor-made, innovative and result-oriented defense strategies—even in the most challenging cases.

We work closely with clients to improve their compliance posture, preparing and presenting tailor-made compliance workshops across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions. The Brussels office further serves as a hub for EU internal market and regulatory work and helps companies meet EU-related regulations.

Competition/European Law Department

Dechert LLP

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Department location

480 Avenue Louise, Box 13A

IT Tower

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1050

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Belgium

Competition: EU


Alec Burnside
Band 2, Foreign expert for UK