With 30 plus years based in Brussels, my practice is a leading authority in competition law, covering articles 101 and 102, state aid, merger control and more.
Over many years, I have built up extensive litigation experience before the European Courts in Luxembourg, having represented clients in almost 100 cases, including three in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice.
I have also represented clients under investigation, obtained phase I and phase II merger control clearance and filed complaints with the European Commission and other national competition authorities. I organise anti-trust audits to help identify current or potential infringements and devise compliance programmes to help prevent future infringements.
Working with colleagues across my team, I have extensive experience of representing leading US, Japanese and European clients in sectors including aviation, ICT, media, retail, sports and food & beverage. Before joining Bird & Bird in 2009, I was head of the Brussels office at a leading US law firm and co-head of its European competition group.
I am the Editor of the World Competition, Law and Economics Journal (Kluwer) and as well as writing extensively on competition law, I am a frequent conference speaker. I am a member of the Working Groups on Competition and State Aids Law of the European Confederation of Business Associations (Business Europe) and sit on the Executive Committee of the Global Competition Law Centre. From 2000 until 2016, I was a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Brussels.