Thomas Graf

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Mr. Graf’s practice focuses on EC competition law, regulatory affairs, and intellectual property law. His experience includes work in a number of industries, including, IT, pharmaceuticals, media, sports rights, energy, and engineering. Mr. Graf has represented clients in many landmark cases before the European Commission, national competition authorities, and the European Courts.


Auteurs associés

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Washington DC)
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
George Mason University (Fairfax)
European Commission
British Competition Authority - CMA (London)
French State Council (Paris)
University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (The Hague)


4432 Bulletin

Christopher Cook, Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, François-Charles Laprévote, Maurits Dolmans, Nicholas Levy, Thomas Graf The EU Commission fines a company for providing incorrect or misleading information during its investigation on a merger (Facebook / WhatsApp)


On May 18, 2017, the European Commission (the “Commission”) fined Facebook €110 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during its 2014 investigation of its acquisition of WhatsApp The magnitude of the fine dwarfs the few penalties the Commission has imposed in the past for (...)

Thomas Graf The European Court of Justice renders its judgment on licensing of satellite broadcasting holding that national law blocking the importation of foreign decoders is contrary to freedom to provide services (Football Association Premier League)


The Court of Justice Speaks On Licensing Of Satellite Broadcasting* On October 4, the European Court of Justice rendered its judgment in Premier League v QC Leisure. For a discussion of the background to the case and the opinion of the Advocate General see here. The Court concludes that (...)

Thomas Graf The ECJ Advocate General Kokott renders her opinion holding that the principle of exhaustion applies to the transmission of live football matches in the same way as to physical products (Football Association Premier League)


UK Pubs And Greek Decoders – The Implications Of The Premier League Case For The Dissemination Of Digital Content* The European Court of Justice is expected to render its judgment in Premier League v QC Leisure in the next few months. At the heart of the case, lies the question whether (...)

Thomas Graf The EU General Court fines a company for abuse of a dominant position in the pharmaceutical sector addressing the issues of market definition and dominance analysis (AstraZeneca)


The General Court’s Judgment In AstraZeneca, Lessons For Market Definition And Dominance Analysis* On July 1, 2010, the European General Court rendered its judgment in the AstraZeneca case, dismissing for the most part AstraZeneca’s appeal against the Commission’s infringement decision of June (...)

528 Revue

Douglas H. Ginsburg, Frédéric Jenny, Joshua D. Wright, Thomas Graf Brevets : Les autorités de concurrence sont-elles en mesure de corriger les dysfonctionnements du système ? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 21 février 2014)


La deuxième table-ronde de la conférence “Demain la concurrence” du 21 février 2014 à Paris, était dédiée aux “Brevets : Les autorités de concurrences sont-elles en mesure de corriger les dysfonctionnements du système ?”. Cette table ronde qui part du constat de l’accroissement significatif des affaires qui (...)

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