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Slaughter and May

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Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Bertrand Louveaux

Work 020 7600 1200
Slaughter and May

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Partner with practice that spans merger control, competition litigation, market inquiries and competition investigations. Advises on a broad range of UK and EC competition law; has wide experience before the European Commission, the OFT, the UK Competition Commission (merger and market enquiries) and the CAT; regularly advises on article 101 and 102 EC Treaty and Competition Act 1998.


Articled Slaughter and May, qualified 1994; partner 2001. Works in both London and Brussels.




Law Society.


London School of Economics (MSc Economics).

London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Bertrand Louveaux - Slaughter and May

Within: EU and competition

The standard of service at Slaughter and May¬†¬†is ‚Äėalways of the highest calibre‚Äô, and the practice is rated for its ‚Äėextremely responsive, friendly and knowledgeable‚Äô approach.¬†¬†Philippe Chappatte¬†(‚Äėdeep legal knowledge in the whole of this field, can think creatively about problems, always helpful‚Äô) is the global head of the firm‚Äôs Competition Group. Chappatte and¬†Jackie Holland¬†¬†acted for payments systems infrastructure provider VocaLink and its shareholders in relation to its acquisition by Mastercard, which was referred to the CMA and necessitated the development of a set of behavioural undertakings, which the CMA accepted in lieu of a Phase 2 investigation. The ‚Äėvery astute and attentive‚Äô¬†¬†Claire Jeffs¬†¬†acted for Google on the European Commission‚Äôs investigation into its AdSense for Search advertising services and Android operating system. Other highlights saw¬†Bertrand Louveaux¬†¬†representing Punch Taverns on the CMA‚Äôs Phase 1 review of Heineken‚Äôs acquisition of the Punch Securitisation A Estate and¬†Isabel Taylor¬†advising the UK Treasury on a series of measures put forward to the European Commission to be implemented by RBS in lieu of its State aid commitments to divest the Williams & Glynn business.

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London: Transport


Within: Aviation

Slaughter and May is active across disputes, regulatory and real estate instructions in the aviation sector. It is representing British Airways in multi-party litigation relating to the European Commission’s investigation into alleged cartel activity in respect of air freight services involving a number of airlines. It advised Rolls-Royce in relation to a criminal investigation conducted by the SFO into allegations of bribery and corruption at Rolls-Royce and Rolls-Royce Energy Systems. Efstathios Michael handles international litigation and arbitration, while Bertrand Louveaux, who is based across the London and Brussels offices, advises on merger control and competition matters.

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