Provided by Patrick Bock
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2003; Yale University, B.A., 2000.
Patrick’s practice focuses on European and U.S. antitrust and competition matters.
Patrick has extensive experience advising on all aspects of EU and U.S. antitrust and competition law. He advises companies in securing merger control and foreign direct investment approvals from competition and other regulatory authorities across Europe and the United States, and manages the coordination of complex merger control proceedings globally. Patrick regularly assists clients in the defense of cartel and other anti-competitive practice investigations (including abuse of dominance cases) brought by competition authorities globally, as well as in follow damage actions by private claimants. He advises a range of clients on an ongoing basis on complex antitrust compliance matters and best practices. He regularly appears before the European Commission, the German Bundeskartellamt, the Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Patrick joined the firm in Washington, D.C., in 2003. He was based in the Brussels office from 2007 to 2009. After becoming a partner in 2013, he spent five years in the firm’s Cologne office, before returning to Brussels in 2018.
Illinois and District of Columbia Bars.
Patrick Bock enters the rankings as a result of consistently superb feedback for his work on diverse EU competition matters. "He has been exposed to so many situations, which means that he has a view on how the authorities will interpret things," says one client, going on to state: "No one wants long memos that only the lawyers read; Patrick Bock gets to the point and tells us what can we do, what the next steps are and how we can approach the issues." He acts for pharmaceutical, home appliance and utilities companies on merger filings in relation to M&A transactions or joint venture agreements.