Anne is an experienced antitrust/competition lawyer with more than two decades of broad-based EU legal experience in the Brussels arena. In April 2018 she joined The Capitol Forum to launch its Brussels presence, adding EU antitrust deal risk coverage to The Capitol Forum’s already stellar US M&A reporting service. While in private practice, Anne was ranked in the 2018 Chambers & Partners Global Guide with clients appreciating her "superb attention to detail and fine awareness of the economic and political implications of any deal". She was described in an earlier guide as as "perceptive, incisive and politically astute”. In 2016 she was featured in the fifth edition of Global Competition Review’s Women in Antitrust. While in private practice, EU and multi-jurisdictional merger control in global transactions were Anne’s focus over many years. She has in-depth experience in advising corporations on antitrust clearances that will be required around the world in any given transaction, and expertise in the preparation of such merger control notifications and associated advocacy work required to shepherd them successfully through relevant competition authorities. Anne has also acted for a number of interested third parties seeking to make their views heard before competition regulators as transactions between their competitors are scrutinised. In addition, while in practice, Anne advised hedge funds and other investors engaged in event-driven merger arbitrage on the merger control/antitrust clearance prospects of international transactions. Her journalistic and investigatory skill set, honed during her time as a journalist at MLex in 2007-08 when she established and developed its Brussels merger reporting team, provided her with special insights valuable to her clients when back in private practice, experience which she is drawing upon now in her new role at The Capitol Forum.
She how now resigned from The Capital Forum and recently headed up the competition team at FTI Consulting in Brussels as a Managing Director.
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EU Court Orders New Assessment of Intel’s Rebates The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has quashed a ruling by the EU’s General Court which had upheld the European Commission’s (EC) 2009 finding of abuse of dominance by Intel Corporation Inc. Intel was fined €1.06 billion, a (...)
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