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Antitrust & Competition

EXAMPLES OF OUR RECENT WORK

Mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures


Obtaining German merger control approval for an acquisition on behalf of a US private equity fund.


 

EU merger control clearance for the acquisition of a large producer of textile floor coverings.

 

Obtaining merger control clearance from the European Union for the acquisition of one of Europe's largest building materials companies by our client, a prominent Texas based private equity fund.

 

Negotiating regulatory approval on behalf of one of our clients for its purchase of Jury's Inn, a UK/Ireland hotel chain.

 

Representing a major Chinese State-owned enterprise (SOE) in the EU merger review clearance of a joint venture in the petrochemicals sector.

 

Representing a market-leading American pharmaceutical packaging company in a joint venture with a European competitor.

 

Responsible for global merger control filings on behalf of a Japanese life science company in its acquisition of production facilities from a Fortune 500 company.

 

Representing a financial investor in the multi-jurisdictional merger clearance of a joint venture

Representing a media client in its intervention before the General Court (former EU Court of First Instance) for the annulment of a European Commission decision authorizing the merger of two leading global providers of financial information.

 

Representing a pharmaceutical industry client in a post-merger filing in Greece.

 

Assisting a client in the electronics manufacturing sector in merger notifications relating to the establishment of a joint venture.

 

Regulatory risk advice to several major financial institutions on the status and likely outcome of various pending merger reviews (ongoing).




Antitrust compliance and litigation

 

Advising a client in its negotiations for the sale of a production unit to a competitor.


Assisting an aviation equipment manufacturer in its distribution contracts.


 

Advising a client in a complaint procedure before the European Commission for abuse of a dominant position

Advising a client on the antitrust aspects of a joint venture Competition Law - Other.

 

Training seminars to Chinese antitrust officials, in Beijing, Dalian and Guiyang, in the framework of technical cooperation projects between China and the European Union. These seminars aimed to assist Chinese officials in the enforcement of their new antitrust regime.


Training seminar to competition law officials from several ASEAN countries, in the framework of an EU workshop in Singapore for delegates of the ASEAN Member.


 

 

Competition Law - Other


Training seminars to Chinese antitrust officials, in Beijing, Dalian and Guiyang, in the framework of technical cooperation projects between China and the European Union. These seminars aimed to assist Chinese officials in the enforcement of their new antitrust regime.


Training seminar to competition law officials from several ASEAN countries, in the framework of an EU workshop in Singapore for delegates of the ASEAN Member States’ competition authorities.