Alexandre G. Verheyden

Jones Day (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Alexandre Verheyden’s practice focuses on competition/antitrust law, representing major corporations before the European Commission, European courts, and national authorities. Alexandre 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. Alexandre is vice chair of the Communications Committee of the International Bar Association and received an award from the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He is a regular speaker at conferences.

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Articles

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Alexandre G. Verheyden, Bernard Amory, Jurgen Beninca, Laurent de Muyter The EU Court of Justice annuls a General Court ruling that upheld the fine imposed by the Commission for an abuse of dominance (Intel)

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What happened ? The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") set aside a General Court ruling that had upheld a €1.06 billion fine imposed by the European Commission on Intel for abusing its dominant position in the market for x86 central processing units ("CPUs"). Background In its 2009 decision, (...)

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Eric Morgan de Rivery The European Court of Human Rights rules that dawn raids carried out at the premises of two companies by the French Department for Competition, Consumer Protection and Fraud violates both the rights of defense and the right to privacy (Vinci / GTM)

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently ruled that dawn raids carried out at the premises of two French construction companies by the DGCCRF (French Department for Competition, Consumer Protection and Fraud) violated both the rights of defense and the right to privacy, due to (...)

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Bernard Amory, Yvan N. Desmedt The European Commission adopts revised safe harbor rules for minor agreements and provides guidance on "by object" restrictions of competition

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The European Commission has published revised safe harbor rules for agreements that are not deemed to appreciably restrict competition. This is the so-called "De Minimis Notice," the first version of which dates back to 2001. At the same time, the Commission also published guidance on the (...)

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Francesco Liberatore, Johannes Zöttl The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) institutes a new supra-national African competition law regime

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A new supra-national African competition law regime, the COMESA Competition Commission ("CCC"), began operations in January 2013. This new regime includes new merger control regulations likely to have a significant impact on international businesses with local operations in the region. The CCC (...)

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Serge Clerckx The EU Court of Justice issues a preliminary ruling in a case concerning price squeeze abuses providing clear guidance on this issue (TeliaSonera)

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On 17 February 2011, the European Union Court of Justice ("CJ") issued a preliminary ruling in an ongoing case concerning price squeeze abuses. Questions were referred to the CJ from the Stockholm District Court, which has before it a case between Swedish telecommunications company TeliaSonera (...)

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Bernard Amory, Carsten Gromotke, Joe Sims, Philip A. Proger, Stefano Macchi di Cellere, Tom D. Smith The European Commission adopts a new Leniency Notice

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The detection and punishment of illegal cartels are at the top of the European Commission’s enforcement agenda. In 2001, the Commission meted out record fines in cartel cases totaling $ 1.6 billion, eclipsing the U.S. single-year record of $ 1.1 billion. Historically, the Commission’s fabled « (...)

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