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Belgium Competition/European Law
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Band 3

2 Ranked Lawyers

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Competition: EU - Belgium
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Slaughter and May's competition teams in Brussels and London are often instructed on high-value mergers that are likely to attract considerable scrutiny from the CMA or the EC. The law firm has acted on appeals of EC abuse of dominance decisions taken against IT sector clients. Slaughter and May's lawyers have also assisted third-party interveners with GCEU cases seeking to overturn merger clearance decisions.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise Jordan Ellison's skill in "making risk assessments and in making those assessments easy for people in the business to understand." "He has a sharp mind," notes another interviewee, adding: "He is a calming influence on situations and is able to think deeply about the legal and economic issues." Jordan Ellison is a Brussels-based, English law-qualified lawyer who advises on merger investigations undertaken by the CMA or by the EC. He also stands out for his work appealing EC abuse of dominance decisions taken against IT companies.

Anna Lyle-Smythe is admitted to practice both in the UK and in Brussels, and she often advises on merger control filings made either to the CMA or to the EC. Sources say that "she's a good person to put in front of senior people in our business because she listens and she understands. In terms of her commercial acumen she is clearly able to assess a merger and its prospects of being approved." "She is an extremely articulate and intelligent person," states one interviewee, while another notes: "She is adept at providing actionable advice on strategic transactions."

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Anna Lyle-Smythe
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