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Competition/Antitrust


Competition/Antitrust - Global-wide

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What the team is known for Universally recognised for its first-class competition and antitrust capabilities, combining outstanding practices in the USA and Belgium. Additional strength in France, Italy and Germany. Capable of handling any kind of competition law mandate, with notable expertise in merger, abuse of dominance, cartel and state aid matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"There is no dispute that it is a pre-eminent firm. It has tremendous strength in the USA, with breadth and depth of coverage in both transactional and contentious matters. It also has an excellent practice in Europe." 

Work highlights Acted for Lafarge on its proposed EUR40 billion merger of equals with Holcim, which would create the largest construction materials company in the world.

Notable practitioners 

Firm managing partner Mark Leddy and George Cary are key contacts in the DC office, while Antoine Winckler oversees the Brussels team.

Significant clients Coca-Cola, Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Sony.

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What the team is known for Market-leading European practice, with top-tier offices in the UK and Belgium as well as Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Austria. Also offers strong practices in China, Japan and the USA. Well regarded for its standalone competition litigation team in London. Highly active in merger control cases and cartel investigations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"The lawyers are very fast and pragmatic, bringing innovative solutions and supporting you day and night; it is the type of firm on which a multinational can rely."

Work highlights Represented Novartis in its joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Health to create a consumer healthcare business.

Notable practitioners 

David Broomhall in Brussels and Martin Klusmann in Düsseldorf co-head the global practice group. In London, Rod Carlton is the head of department. 

Significant clients Apple, BG Group, Deloitte, HSBC, Visa Europe.

Band 2 | Jones Day

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What the team is known for Offers impressive capabilities across Europe, Asia and the USA, facilitating the smooth co-ordination of complex cross-border matters. Key teams in Brussels, Washington, DC, Shanghai and Tokyo. Regularly handles high-profile global transactions in addition to regulatory investigations and litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"I love that they take the time to listen to our company's dynamics and help us find practical solutions; they are really used to working with international companies and are able to slot things into place globally."

Work highlights Acted for American Airlines on the antitrust investigation and federal court challenge to its USD11 billion merger with US Airways, which created the world's largest air carrier. 

Notable practitioners 

Based in Washington, DC, David Wales is the head of the global competition practice. Alexandre Verheyden oversees the European practice from Brussels, while Shanghai-based Peter Wang heads the Asia practice from Shanghai.

Significant clients Air China, Deutsche Bank, MasterCard, Bayer, Procter & Gamble.

第二等 |

What the team is known for An excellent network of offices across Europe and the USA. Handles a wide variety of multi-jurisdictional mandates, including cartel investigations, mergers and litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"The team was terrific - incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and all in all just top-quality."

Work highlights Represented engineering products company Sumitomo Electric Industries in a global cartel investigation into the high voltage power cables industry.

Notable practitioners 

Al Pfeiffer and Christopher Yates in San Francisco co-chair the global competition group with Sven Völcker in Brussels.

Significant clients Actavis, Ford, Eli Lilly, Neptune Orient Lines, Omnicom Group.

第三等 |

What the team is known for Frequently handles deals at an EU and member state level, drawing on the expertise of notable teams in Brussels and Washington, DC. An extensive practice that encompasses mergers, cartel work, abuse of dominance cases and litigation. Provides additional expertise in civil and criminal government investigations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"We appreciate their permanent availability, their very fast turnaround times and their business-oriented approach."

Work highlights Represented GE in the investigation of its USD1.06 billion acquisition of the cell culture, gene modulation and magnetic bead businesses of Thermo Fisher.

Notable practitioners

DC-based Jonathan Gleklen chairs the firm's US antitrust group, and Marleen Van Kerckhove heads the European practice from Brussels.

Significant clients American Capital, Water Street Healthcare Partners, Koito, HarperCollins, The Kroger Co.

第三等 |

What the team is known for Well regarded for its pan-European practice, with distinguished teams in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Russia and the Netherlands. Acts on the full range of competition matters, including cartel investigations, abuse of dominance cases, litigation and state aid. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The group is very user-friendly and has terrific expertise." 

Work highlights Represented Barclays in the European Commission's cartel investigation into interest rate derivatives, where Barclays was the immunity applicant.

Notable practitioners 

Brussels-based Thomas Vinje is the chair of the global antitrust practice at the firm. London practice head Alex Nourry and Patrick Hubert in Paris are additional key contacts.

Significant clients NBCUniversal, Bayer, Morgan Advanced Materials, Pfizer, Thomson Reuters.

Band 3 | Hogan Lovells

第三等 |

What the team is known for Well positioned to handle a wide variety of national and international competition mandates thanks to teams of highly qualified specialists across Europe, the USA and Asia. Regularly assists prominent corporate clients with merger, cartel and litigation matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"A very open firm that shares resources and knowledge across practice areas and offices."

Work highlights Advised IBM on the USD2.3 billion sale of its x86 server business to Chinese technology firm Lenovo.

Notable practitioners 

London-based Suyong Kim and DC-based Janet McDavid co-head the global competition group.

Significant clients American Express, General Dynamics, Liberty Global, Nintendo, SABMiller.

Band 3 | Linklaters

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What the team is known for Renowned for representing elite corporate and financial clients in the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious competition matters. Rated highly in Belgium, the UK, France, Germany and China.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm has real depth of expertise. The lawyers understand our business and have a great working knowledge of the market."

Work highlights Acted for ThyssenKrupp on the auction of its steel-making assets in the USA and Brazil.

Notable practitioners 

London-based Michael Cutting is the firm's global head of competition. In Brussels, Gerwin Van Gerven heads the department and Anne Wachsmann is the Paris practice head.

Significant clients Actavis, Banco Santander, BlackRock, BP, Dow.

第三等 |

What the team is known for A go-to firm for US clients with interests in Europe owing to notable offices in DC, New York and Brussels. Renowned for its merger control capabilities, with additional strength in cartel issues.

Work highlights Represented Anheuser-Busch InBev in litigation with the DOJ regarding its proposed USD20.1 billion acquisition of the remaining stake in Grupo Modelo.

Notable practitioners 

Shepard Goldfein oversees the global antitrust and competition practice from New York. Simon Baxter and Jim Venit are both based in Brussels and co-head the European practice.

Significant clients Actavis, Exelon, HarperCollins, Marubeni, Outokumpu.

第四等 |

What the team is known for A prominent practice that spans Belgium, the UK and China. Acts for financial and corporate clients on everything from mergers and cartel work to international investigations and litigation. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They provide business-conscious, practical advice." 

Work highlights Advised CoreLogic on its USD661 million acquisition of Marshall & Swift/Boeckh.

Notable practitioners 

Antonio Bavasso and Elaine Johnston co-head the global practice from London and New York respectively. Dirk Arts chairs the EU group from Brussels.

Significant clients GlaxoSmithKline, Hitachi, Liberty Global, News Corporation, Procter & Gamble.

第四等 |

What the team is known for A truly global practice that is well represented in Europe, the USA and Asia. Also active in Central America, with a highly rated office in Mexico. Adept at handling multi-jurisdictional merger control cases, antitrust litigation and matters related to the pharmaceutical sector.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team was internationally focused and handled the cross-border aspects extremely well."

Work highlights Represented Aegean Airlines in its acquisition of Olympic Air, which was ultimately cleared by the European Commission.

Notable practitioners 

Based in DC, Mark Gidley is the global practice head. Additional key contacts are Jacquelyn MacLennan in Brussels, John Reynolds in London and Jean-Paul Tran Thiet in Paris.

Significant clients Actavis, Coca-Cola Hellenic, GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, Toshiba.

第五等 |

What the team is known for Offers extensive on-the-ground coverage of Europe, the USA, Asia and Latin America. Sees a significant number of cartel investigations, including dawn raids. Other areas of strength include merger control proceedings, state aid and litigation. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They've been excellent - very proactive, responsive and always working to come up with innovative solutions."

Work highlights Advised WABCO and other entities formerly part of the American Standard Group on obtaining a EUR205 million reduction in fines imposed by the European Commission regarding a bathroom fittings and fixtures cartel.

Notable practitioners 

In London, Samantha Mobley is the global practice head. Lee Van Voorhis leads the North American practice from the Washington, DC office, Fiona Carlin heads the EMEA group and Andre Gan is the Asia-Pacific practice head, based in Malaysia.

Significant clients Allianz Insurance, BAT, Carlsberg, Unilever, Vale.

第五等 |

What the team is known for A well-known US practice group with a strong offering in Belgium. Regularly represents clients from the TMT, energy and financial services sectors. Recognised for its strength in cartel work as well as litigation and investigations. 

Work highlights Acted for ICOMP, the association of e-commerce industries, on various antitrust complaints against Google.

Notable practitioners 

Sean Royall in Texas, Peter Sullivan in New York, Daniel Swanson in Los Angeles, Scott Hammond in DC and Gary Spratling in California co-head the US practice. Peter Alexiadis leads the Brussels group.

Significant clients E.ON, Estée Lauder, Marburger Tapetenfabrik, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, UBS.

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