Provided by Yves Botteman
Yves focuses his practice on EU competition and antitrust law, in particular merger control, cartels, antitrust investigations and private litigation before national courts.
Yves works with clients to shape their market strategy, from entry to expansion, including designing, rolling out and operating their sales channels in the EU. Yves also regularly advises on EU competition law enforcement into e-commerce, most recently against large internet platforms. His online experience includes content valuation, copyright, online advertising, geo-blocking, algorithms, and data sharing. Yves contributes and publishes on the EU digital agenda and advocates for antitrust rules fit for the sustainability challenge.
Yves has also significant experience advising industry coalitions and trade associations. He regularly conducts internal audits and investigations and provides support in implementing antitrust compliance programs for his clients.
Over 20 years of experience, Yves has gained substantial exposure to the media and Internet, consumer products, chemicals and agro-technology, aviation and aerospace, automotive and insurance industries.
Yves Botteman advises industry associations or other entities that involve collaboration between competitors on inherent competition law risks. He also assists with the design of competition-compliant distribution models. "He listens carefully until you are finished before coming up with a very accurate assessment of the facts," notes one client, going on to praise "his ability to make a file move forward according to clear timeframes."