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Gide Loyrette Nouel

Competition/European Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 5BelgiumGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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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.

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.

Stéphane Hautbourg is a strong choice for French clients, representing them in state aid investigations and merger filings before the French competition authority. He has recent experience acting for clients from the telecommunications and energy sectors.

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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 and European Union regulatory law know-how and is now considered as a market leader. Gide Brussels 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  

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Competition/European Law

Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Rue de l'Industrie, 26-38

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1040

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Competition: EU


Benoît Le Bret
Band 5
Laurent Godfroid
Band 6
Stéphane Hautbourg
Foreign expert for France