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Alexandre Verheyden

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Antitrust & Competition Law; Antitrust Civil Investigations & Litigation; Antitrust Mergers & Joint Ventures; Antitrust Criminal Investigations.

Position

Alexandre Verheyden is a Partner at Jones Day. His practice focuses on competition/antitrust law, representing major corporations before the European Commission, European courts, and national authorities. He also has significant experience in transatlantic mergers. Alexandre's experience involves abuse of dominant position/monopoly offense, cartel, merger, and state aid cases. He represented DoubleClick in its merger with Google and BT in its various mergers since 1995 (including MCI, AT&T, Infonet, and Radianz). He obtained a favorable judgment in a €500 million damage claim for abuse of dominant position against Belgacom Mobile and the largest fine ever imposed on a dominant enterprise by the Competition Council. He represented Dole in the banana cartel case and Bouygues Telecom in several state aid cases against the French government. He also represents Toyota in all its competition law-related European distribution matters.

Career

Alexandre is vice chair of the Communications Committee of the International Bar Association. He received an award from the Belgian American Educational Foundation and is a winner of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards for the article "EU Court of Justice Provides Guidance on Abusive Margin Squeezes" written in collaboration with Serge Clerckx. He also is a regular speaker at conferences.

Languages

Dutch, English, French.

Member

Admitted to the Brussels and New York Bars.

Education

The University of Chicago (LL.M. 1992); University of Louvain (Licence en Droit magna cum laude 1990).


Belgium: Competition

Belgian law

Within: Belgian law

Jones Day acted on a steady stream of merger reviews, abuse of dominance and cartel cases and state aid matters over the past year. Notable engagements included successfully acting for Mastercard to dismiss a damage claim brought by the Delhaize supermarket chain concerning interchange fees – Bernard Amory led that work. Serge Clerckx and practice head Alexandre Verheyden are also key contacts.

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EU and global

Within: EU and global

Jones Day’s international network is ‘second-to-none’ and it impresses with its ‘great ability to combine its Washington DC and Brussels expertise for transatlantic matters’. Brussels head and ‘statesman of competition lawBernard Amory is representing Deutsche Telekom in two complex cases, including defending the telecoms giant in an EC antitrust investigation. Yvan Desmedt is ‘very skilled in managing complex multinational transactions’ and the team also benefits from the expertise of competition lead Alexandre Verheyden, who has strong experience in transatlantic merger reviews and cartel investigations, and younger partner Philipp Werner.

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Belgium: EU regulatory

Information technology

Within: Information technology

Jones Day acts on a broad range of transactional support, data protection, antitrust and regulatory matters for clients such as Adobe, Linear Technology and Verizon. Alexandre Verheyden has strong experience in TMT regulation.

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Belgium: Industry focus

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Jones Day has a well-established European regulatory practice in the telecoms space and its office network allows it to handle complex domestic and cross-border work. It also has a strong offering in cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, a practice in which counsel Jörg Hladjk plays a significant role. Alexandre Verheyden leads the team, which also includes antitrust expert Bernard Amory.

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