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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Competition/European Law

1 ranked lawyersBand 5BelgiumEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Enters the rankings following a strong year acting for clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical and logistics industries. Assists clients with multinational merger filings, appeals against prohibited transactions and market investigations following allegations of anti-competitive behaviour. Also represents clients in state aid litigation.

Strengths

Clients emphasise the "excellency of the team's lawyers and the quality and high-profile nature of the matters they handle."

Work highlights

Advised BMW on its appeal to the CJEU of the General Court's 2017 decision on electric car state aid.

Notable practitioners

Michael Rosenthal is praised by clients for "his rare ability to combine deep technical knowledge of competition law with a client-friendly approach." As a dual-qualified lawyer in Germany and Belgium he is perfectly placed to represent German clients in disputes at a European court level.

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Belgium

Competition: EU


Michael Rosenthal
Band 4