Geert Goeteyn

Shearman & Sterling (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Geert Goeteyn, a partner in the firm’s Brussels office, advises on all areas of EU competition, merger and regulatory law. He is qualified to practice law in Belgium as well as in England and Wales, and holds an LLM in European Law. Mr. Goeteyn has represented a large number of clients in a wide variety of industries including agricultural seeds, automotive, aviation, biotechnology, consumer goods, oil, paper, telecommunications and high-tech. He advises clients on complex antitrust issues including merger remedy cases, cartel related issues (both in the context of European Commission investigations and private damages actions) and abuse of dominance cases.

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Brussels)
Shearman & Sterling (London)
Shearman & Sterling (London)
Shearman & Sterling (Brussels)
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Brussels)
Wiggin (London)
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)

Articles

3571 Bulletin

Geert Goeteyn, James Webber, Matthew Readings, Ruba Noorali The EU Commission considers potential harm to innovation as part of its merger assessments, particularly in R&D driven sectors such as pharmaceuticals and technology (Bayer / Monsanto)

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The European Commission has routinely considered potential harm to innovation as part of its merger assessments, particularly in R&D driven sectors such as pharmaceuticals and technology. In recent years, however, the Commission’s traditional innovation concerns have developed into broader, (...)

Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Geert Goeteyn The UK High Court renders a judgment significantly restricting the temporal scope of the claims in four air cargo cartel damages actions (Emerald Supplies)

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On 4 October 2017, the High Court gave a judgment on a preliminary issue significantly restricting the temporal scope of the claimants’ claims in four air cargo cartel damages actions. This judgment is the last in a series of adverse judgments for the claimants in these proceedings. Background (...)

Geert Goeteyn, James Webber, Matthew Readings The EU Commission sends a statement of objections to a company to investigate whether a merger was implemented prior to the Commission’s clearance (Alice / PT Portugal)

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When a transaction meets the thresholds of the EU Merger Regulation, companies must notify and obtain clearance from the European Commission before implementing the transaction. This means that until clearance is obtained, companies should continue to operate independently (including (...)

Geert Goeteyn, Paolisa Nebbia The EU Commission adopts the Proposal for a Regulation setting out the conditions and procedure by which it may request undertakings and associations of undertakings to provide information in relation to the internal market and related areas

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Hardly picked up by the specialised press, the Proposal for a Regulation setting out the conditions and procedure by which the European Commission may request undertakings and associations of undertakings to provide information in relation to the internal market and related areas (“the (...)

Collette Rawnsley, Geert Goeteyn, Stephen Mavroghenis The EU General Court annuls the Commission’s decision fining a number of cargo airlines for a price fixing cartel (Airfreight cartel)

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The General Court annulled the airfreight decision adopted in November 2010 by which the European Commission fined a number of air freight carriers EUR 799 million for a price fixing cartel. According to the Court, the grounds of the decision and the operative part of the decision were (...)

Collette Rawnsley, Geert Goeteyn, Stephen Mavroghenis, Trevor Soames The EU Court of Justice confirms that consulting firms may be held liable and fined for cartel facilitation (AC‑Treuhand)

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The Court of Justice has confirmed that consultancy firms may be held liable and fined for cartel infringements where they contribute to the implementation and continuation of cartels even if they are not active on the affected market(s). Background In 2009, the Commission fined a number of (...)

Geert Goeteyn, James Webber, Stephen Mavroghenis The German Supreme Court rejects an appeal against an order from a lower court awarding damages because of losses suffered due to an anticompetitive clause in an agreements (Dornbracht)

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The luxury bathroom fittings manufacturer Dornbracht has lost its appeal to the German Supreme Court against an order from a lower court awarding damages of €820,000 to a retailer because of losses suffered due to an anticompetitive clause in Dornbracht’s distribution agreements. The case is (...)

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