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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Competition/European Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 4BelgiumEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Handles both EC behavioural investigations and merger notifications. Particularly well regarded for representing key clients in abuse of dominance or cartel investigations and assists with appeals to overturn competition fines. Acts for clients from the technology and transportation sectors.

Strengths

Clients pick them out because "the lawyers go through walls for us," and praise their "talent and how far they'll go to succeed."

Another lauds the team for being "proactive and creative in its thinking," adding that "the lawyers just strike you as really nice people."

Work highlights

Represented Qualcomm in the EC's investigation into alleged Article 102 breaches.

Notable practitioners

Miguel Rato is a strong choice for clients in the technology industry. He advises on Article 102 investigations into anti-competitive practices.

Stephen Mavroghenis assists clients with behavioural investigations conducted by both domestic and European competition regulators, as well as representing clients in merger clearance mandates. He is praised by clients because "all the advice he delivers is given through the lens of his client; it's completely tailored to our business and the way we work."

Trevor Soames is praised by clients for his ability to "grasp incredibly complex concepts and put them in the context of the law and current events." He has a prominent competition litigation practice, representing clients in cartel decision appeals and Article 102 investigations. He also assists clients with investigations before the UK's CMA.

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Belgium

Competition: EU


Miguel Rato
Band 5
Stephen Mavroghenis
Band 4
Trevor Soames
Band 3