Kurt Haegeman is a partner in the Firm’s European & Competition Law Practice in Brussels, where he practices EU and Belgian competition law. Mr. Haegeman is recommended by PLC Which Lawyer? 2009 and Legal 500 2009. He has published articles and spoken at conferences on subjects related to EU and Belgian competition law, such as leniency strategy, merger control, dawn raids and general competition compliance.
Mr. Haegeman has considerable experience in advising on cartel investigations. He has assisted numerous clients in the preparation of leniency applications and applications for immunity from fines before national and international competition authorities. He has also advised in the development and implementation of competition compliance programmes throughout the EEA. Mr. Haegeman assists clients regularly in notifications of transactions to the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation and to the Belgian Competition Authority, and has particular experience in the coordination of merger notifications on a worldwide basis.
Representative Legal Matters
- Representing Barco during merger proceedings before the European Commission, securing clearance in second phase without commitments
- Advising GSK during merger proceedings before the Swedish Competition Authority, securing clearance in second phase without commitments
- Securing Alcon's acquittal in cartel and abuse of dominance proceedings before the Belgian Competition Authority
- Representing a multinational supplier in the Belgian Competition Authority's investigations into alleged anticompetitive behaviour in the confectionary sector and the Belgian grocery sector
- Representing Mitsubishi Electric in the European Commission's Elevators & Escalators cartel investigation, securing the lowest fine for the client
- Representing Mitsubishi Electric in the European Commission's Gas Insulated Switchgear cartel investigation, and on appeal before the General Court
- Secured complete immunity from fines for a client in the European Commission's investigation into the chemical compounds sector
University of Ghent