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Gide Loyrette Nouel

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Advises transport, telecommunications, and oil and gas sector clients on merger control issues arising from planned corporate transactions. Assists third parties with interventions in EU merger investigations. Represents complainants and defendants in abuse of dominance investigations and in CJEU appeals of subsequent infringement decisions. Also acts on state aid cases for clients in the energy and gaming industries. Particularly active for French and Polish clients before both national and EU authorities.

Strengths

Clients praise the team for being "thorough, passionate about the subject, available and friendly."

Work highlights

Represented Engie in an annulment action against the EC's decision that the company had breached state aid rules.

Notable practitioners

Benoît Le Bret acts for international clients on merger control procedures before a range of domestic and European competition authorities. He also advises on distribution networks and vertical competition matters.

Laurent Godfroid acts for clients on merger control cases, including Phase II clearances at the EC. He also has experience representing complainants in contentious competition law cases.

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Overview

A pioneer in competition and international trade law with the establishment of its Brussels office over 50 years ago, Gide never stopped developing its competition, European Union regulatory law and international trade know-how and is now considered as a market leader.  It numbers some thirty lawyers and legal advisers, including five partners (Olivier Prost, Benoît Le Bret, Stéphane Hautbourg, Laurent Godfroid and Ségolène Pelsy) and two counsels (Anna Dias and Romain Rard). The team works closely with all other offices of the firm, in particular in Europe, the United States, Africa, and Asia.

For more information about Gide’s Competition and European Law practice in Brussels, please visit:
https://www.gide.com/en/regions/belgium 

Members

Godfroid, Laurent

Le Bret, Benoît

Pelsy, Ségolène

Rard, Romain

Competition/European Law

Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Location

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Rue de l'Industrie, 26-38

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1040

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Belgium

Competition: EU


Benoît Le Bret
Band 5
Laurent Godfroid
Band 6