Representative Legal Matters
Represented the Brands for Europe coalition of 23 global brand owners in connection with the European Commission’s E-commerce sector inquiry, and currently in the context of the review of the EU Vertical Restraints Block Exemption & Guidelines.
Represents several consumer goods manufacturers in ongoing antitrust investigations into resale price maintenance, territorial and customer restraints, and online sales restrictions.
Represented Pioneer in the European Commission's investigation concerning resale price maintenance and territorial restrictions, securing a 50% discount in the first EU settlement in a verticals case.
Represented Mitsubishi Electric in the settlement of the European Commission's cartel investigation in the car parts sector (Alternators and Starters).
Represented an automotive parts supplier in the European Commission’s ongoing cartel investigations in the car parts sector, successfully securing the closure of the case.
Advised Mitsubishi Electric on the European Commission's cartel investigation involving gas-insulated switchgear, and securing on appeal before the General Court complete annulment of the fine.
Counseled Mitsubishi Electric on the European Commission's cartel investigation involving elevators and escalators, securing the lowest fine for the client.
Acted for a multinational supplier in the Belgian Competition Authority's first cartel settlement decision concerning the Belgian grocery sector.
Secured a client's acquittal in the Belgian Competition Authority's cartel investigation in the clinical test laboratory sector.
Represented the immunity applicant in the Belgian Competition Authority's cartel investigation in the stevedoring services sector in Belgian ports.
- Acritas Star Lawyer 2018
- Competition & Future Leaders, Who's Who Legal 2018-2019
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) for DG Competition (European Commission) at the International Competition Network (ICN), 2019-2020
- Brussels~Belgium (1996)
- Cambridge University (LLM) (1996)
- University of Ghent (Licentiate) (1995)