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White & Case LLP

Competition/European Law

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

Stands out for work on various significant CJEU appeals against EC decisions. Has handled high-profile cases concerning abuse of dominance at both EU and national level, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector. Acts on all stages of EC cartel proceedings, assisting clients from the technology sector. Also advises on merger clearance mandates, having recently assisted with notable transactions within the chemical sector. Works particularly closely with the firm's London office.

Strengths

Clients praise the team for being "incredibly knowledgeable of the jurisprudence of the European courts, not just what's written on paper but everything between the lines and in the courtroom air."

Others laud the firm's "good track record of diversity and promoting women," noting that "this reflects in the quality of their advice and ensures that it is multifaceted."

Work highlights

Assisted Saudi Aramco with the global merger clearance procedures for its acquisition of SABIC.

Notable practitioners

Assimakis Komninos is "brilliant," according to a client, who appreciates that "he gives concrete advice and never hides behind legal words." He is Greek-qualified and represents clients in behavioural investigations carried out by the Hellenic Competition Commission. Komninos further acts before European regulators in both market investigations and abuse of dominance complaints.

Jacquelyn MacLennan is highly regarded for her practice advising clients on multinational merger procedures, acting both for the merging parties as well as for third-party objectors. She also has experience in cartel proceedings. MacLennan is popular with clients in the technology and oil and gas industries.

James Killick "comes with the right expertise," according to clients, who emphasise his "candid, pragmatic and honest answers." He is a widely experienced competition lawyer with a strong focus on abuse of dominance cases, including excess pricing and reverse patent settlements. He is particularly popular with clients from the pharmaceutical and technology sectors.

Mark Powell is appreciated by clients for being "extremely approachable and very responsive," as well as for his ability "to give advice on the spot." He has substantial experience in Phase II procedures in multinational mergers, as well as abuse of dominance disputes.

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Competition/European Law

White & Case LLP

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Location

62 rue de la Loi Wetstraat 62

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1040

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Belgium

Competition: EU


Assimakis Komninos
Band 4
Jacquelyn F MacLennan
Band 4
James Killick
Band 3
Mark D Powell
Band 2