EU Competition

Antitrust and Competition

Key Contacts

Experience

  • Represented Cisco and secured first-phase clearance of its acquisition of Tandberg Systems in the EU and the United States subject to an innovative set of remedies negotiated with the EU and accepted by the US Department of Justice.
  • Represented Statoil in obtaining clearance of its $30 billion merger with the petroleum activities of Norsk Hydro from the European Commission and other competition authorities around the globe.
  • Represented Statoil in its acquisition of ConocoPhillips JET motor fuel stations in Scandinavia, a case resolved in Phase 2, with a complex remedy after extensive econometric review (creation of a rival station network to be divested as counterweight to perceived gain of high-performance JET network).
  • Represented long-standing firm client Lufthansa, in obtaining European Commission approval for its acquisitions of BMI British Midland, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines.
  • Represented Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines in a broad-ranging global investigation into allegations of price-fixing in the international air cargo sector. We obtained conditional amnesty for our client from the European Commission, the US Department of Justice, and in other jurisdictions, which also enabled us to negotiate an early settlement of the more than 80 pending US class actions.
  • Representing Red Hat, a leading open-source software company that distributes the Linux operating system, on various Article 102 TFEU and U.S. antitrust issues in connection with Microsoft’s conduct in the marketplace.