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Belgium: Competition

EU and global

Within: EU and global

Focused, prompt and highly professional’, White & Case LLP has a diverse competition practice that is particularly adept in the energy, technology, telecoms and pharmaceuticals sectors. In a recent example, James Killick advised Supercell on Tencent Holdings’ $8.6bn acquisition of a majority stake in the company. Kai Struckmann and counsel Genevra Forwood stand out for their ‘close case involvement and in-depth knowledge of EU law’. Mark Powell, Assimakis Komninos and ‘impressive partner’ Jacquelyn MacLennan are also recommended.

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Belgium: Industry focus


Within: Manufacturing

White & Case LLP is well versed in the manufacturing sector, where it acts for household-name companies on a broad range of practice areas. Litigation – at both the national and EU level – is a mainstay, and the team also provides regulatory, environmental and international trade law advice to its clients in the industry. In 2017, a cross-office team including James Killick in Brussels advised voestalpine and Salzgitter in the US anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate originating in Germany. Competition law expert Mark Powell splits his time between Brussels and London.

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London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

The 'very good and reliable' team at White & Case LLP is jointly led by EMEA competition head Mark Powell and the ‘technically strong and commercially astute’ Marc Israel. Israel, who joined the practice in January 2017, ‘provides very carefully thought through advice showing clear and sensible judgement’. His highlights since joining the firm included advising Bridgepoint on the merger control aspects of its investment in Zenith, the UK’s largest independent vehicle leading business and advising HgCapital on the antitrust aspects of its further £4.2bn investment into Visma. Other clients of the practice include Anchorage Capital, Toshiba, Pfizer and Nespresso.

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London: Dispute resolution

Competition litigation

Within: Competition litigation

White & Case LLP's competition litigation practice encompasses defending follow-on damages claims and appeals against EU and UK regulatory decisions. The group is based in the competition department, but draws heavily on the firm's exceptional disputes litigation team. Marc Israel, who joined from Macfarlanes LLP in 2017, heads the competition litigation team and divides his time between London and Brussels, with a focus on multi-jurisdictional matters. Mark Powell leads on EMEA competition matters, and has expertise in competition law as it relates to telecommunications. Charles Balmain continues to act for NTN in defence of follow-on damages claims in the Competition Appeal Tribunal and other threatened proceedings in the UK and other jurisdictions arising out of the European Commission decision on the automotive bearing cartel. Jacquelyn MacLennan represented Toshiba in an appeal to the European General Court against a Commission decision to fine the client for participating in a global cartel in cathode ray tubes. James Killick is another key contact.

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