Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

André Pretorius

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

André specialises in all aspects of EU and UK competition and regulatory law, including telecommunications and postal regulation. He advises clients in a wide range of sectors including financial services, consumer products, transport and retail markets, and he has worked in the firm’s Brussels and Hong Kong offices and on client secondment to Vodafone and Lloyds Banking Group.

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Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Stephen Wisking, André Pretorius, Kristien Geeurickx The EU Commission publishes a Temporary Framework for assessing antitrust issues relating to business cooperation as a response to the urgency stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic

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On 8 April 2020 the Commission published a ‘Temporary framework for assessing antitrust issues related to business cooperation in response to situations of urgency stemming from the current COVID-19 outbreak’ (Temporary Framework). The Commission recognises the exceptional challenges faced by (...)

Stephen Wisking, Susan Black, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal hands down its judgement upholding the Competition Authority’s decision that an online sales ban constituted a restriction of competition by object (Ping)

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On 7 September 2018, the Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT") handed down its judgment in Ping upholding the Competition and Market Authority ("CMA")’s decision that Ping’s online sales ban ("OSB") constituted a restriction of competition by object under EU and UK competition law. The aim of (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius The EU Court of Justice holds that a restriction imposed on an authorised retailer not to sell goods through online third-party platforms does not constitute an infringement (Coty Germany / Parfümerie Akzente)

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In its hotly anticipated ruling in the Coty case, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has held today that, in the context of a selective distribution system, a restriction imposed on an authorised retailer not to sell the goods through online third-party platforms does not infringe Article (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius, Sergio Sorinas The EU Commission sends a statement of objections alleging that multinational telecommunications company breached the EU Merger regulation by implementing its acquisition before notification or approval by the Commission (Altice / PT Portugal)

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On 18 May 2017, the European Commission imposed a record fine of €110 million on Facebook for providing incorrect/misleading information to the Commission during its review of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp under the EU merger regulation (EUMR). On the same day, the Commission issued a (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Sergio Sorinas, André Pretorius The EU Commission fines an undertaking €110 million for providing misleading information to the Commission during its review of the acquisition (Facebook / WhatsApp)

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On 18 May 2017, the European Commission imposed a record fine of €110 million on Facebook for providing incorrect/misleading information to the Commission during its review of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp under the EU merger regulation (EUMR). On the same day, the Commission issued a (...)

André Pretorius, Susan Black, Kyriakos Fountoukakos The EU Commission publishes its final report following its e-commerce sector inquiry as part of a larger digital market strategy that aims to achieve better access for consumers and businesses to online goods and services

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On 10 May 2017 the EU Commission published its final report in the e-commerce sector inquiry launched in May 2015 as part of a wider Digital Market Strategy which aims to achieve better access for consumers and businesses to online goods and services across the EU. The aim of the sector inquiry (...)

Susan Black, André Pretorius, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Sergio Sorinas The EU Commission fines three companies for participating in a cartel in the euro interest rate derivatives sector (Crédit Agricole / HSBC / JP Morgan Chase)

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On 9 April 2019, the European Commission published the full text of its decision to fine Crédit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase for participating in a cartel in the euro interest rate derivatives ("EIRD") sector. While four of the seven participating banks settled the case with the Commission (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius, Sergio Sorinas, Kristien Geeurickx The EU Advocate General Wahl opts for a more effects-based approach on rebates and proposes annulment of the EU General Court’s judgement (Intel)

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In Intel’s appeal against the General Court’s judgement of June 2014 (which upheld the Commission’s decision that Intel abused its dominant position by virtue of operating exclusivity rebate schemes – see here for our e-bulletin on the judgment), Advocate General Wahl recommends that the Court of (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius The EU Commission publishes a preliminary report in its e-commerce sector inquiry as a response to the rapid growth in online sales activity

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Yesterday the Commission published the much anticipated preliminary report in its ecommerce sector inquiry. The report was initiated in response to rapid growth in online sales activity over recent years and signals renewed commitment on the part of the EU in enforcing the competition rules in (...)

André Pretorius, Henar González Durántez, Kristien Geeurickx, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Michael Dietrich, Sergio Sorinas The EU Court of Justice rules on issues concerning retroactive rebates and the procedures through which these rebates can be characterized as abusive (Post Danmark II)

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This article has been nominated for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Introduction On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (the Court) issued its preliminary ruling in Post Danmark A/S v Konkurrencerådet (Competition (...)

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