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Competition: EU
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Provided by Porter Elliott

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Porter co-heads Van Bael & Bellis' EU competition team. He specialises in competition law, with particular experience in merger control proceedings, having advised on more than 100 transactions over the past 25 years.

During his career, Porter has been involved in some of the most notable deals in the market. His extensive experience includes assisting the Japanese steel industry in its successful opposition to the joint venture between BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto. He also assisted Skype in obtaining the unconditional EU approval of its acquisition by Microsoft. Both cases won GCR Matter of the Year awards. He also acted as co-counsel for Halliburton in the EU merger control filing and review of its proposed $34.6 billion acquisition of Baker Hughes, one of the largest and most complex transactions ever to be subject to an EU merger control proceeding. Recently, he has been involved in Boeing/Embraer, Fincantieri/Chantiers de l'Atlantique and Take-Two/Codemasters.

Porter also regularly counsels clients on matters involving dominant market positions and the analysis of agreements under the EU competition rules.

Career

Joined Van Bael & Bellis in 1997, became a Partner in 2005.

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Georgia. Registered with the Brussels Bar.

Publications

Regularly authors articles on competition law matters.

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Competition: EU - Belgium
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Band 4

Porter Elliott plays a leading role in several of the firm's most important EU merger control mandates. He has demonstrable experience acting for notifying parties on shipbuilding and aviation sector transactions. He also assists third-party interveners with major merger filings.

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