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Competition/European Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 2BelgiumEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Has handled standout chemical and life sciences sector transactions that are subject to detailed competition investigations in the EU, leveraging the firm's wider network of competition teams across Europe, the USA and East Asia for the coordination of global filings. Has further experience representing companies in EU cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, as well as market inquiries. Also acts for financial sector clients on state aid cases. Popular with companies in the oil and gas sector.

Strengths

Clients stress that the firm can handle "absolutely anything," enthusing that "it is just a real pleasure to work with them."

Clients describe the lawyers as "very business-oriented" and appreciate that they are "always trying to understand the business and how laws apply to the business."

Work highlights

Assisted Vodafone with the EC's review of the competition aspects of its agreements with Telecom Italia.

Notable practitioners

Bernd Meyring acts for clients on a range of multinational competition issues, including abuse of dominance investigations and merger control procedures. Clients describe him as "absolutely fantastic," stressing that he is "able to reach out to us in any kind of urgent situation and find the solution we're looking for." Meyring is admitted to practice in both Belgium and Germany.

Gerwin Van Gerven has a substantial background in merger control procedures, acting for clients from the telecommunications and electronics sectors.

Clients "have great confidence" in Jonas Koponen for his advice on merger control and broader competition law matters. He also has substantial experience assisting with market investigations and abuse of dominance cases in the automotive and shopping sectors.

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Competition/European Law

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Location

Rue Brederode 13

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1000

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Belgium

Competition: EU


Bernd Meyring
Band 2
Gerwin Van Gerven
Senior Statespeople
Jonas Koponen
Band 4