Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Brussels)

David Broomhall

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Brussels)

David Broomhall is the managing partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Brussels office and is also local practice group leader for the antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) group. A UK solicitor, David Broomhall has practised in Brussels since 1991. His practice focuses on EU competition issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, collaborative and other horizontal and vertical arrangements, energy law and public procurement law. He has advised on the EU competition aspects of a number of high profile mergers in the energy sector and on the competition implications of a wide range of selling, transportation and processing arrangements. He has also advised a number of energy clients on the practical impact of the EU energy liberalisation legislation and on restructuring and regulatory compliance downstream in the gas and electricity sectors. He has organised a number of competition law seminars for clients, including seminars on the liberalisation of the energy market. In the public procurement field, he advises clients on a range of public procurement matters including procurement structuring in relation to specific projects, and has devised public procurement compliance systems for a number of major utilities. David Broomhall is recognised as a leading practitioner in his fields of expertise in each of the main legal directories including Chambers (Global and European guides), Legal 500, PLC’s Which Lawyer and the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers. He is also co-contributing editor of Global Competition Review’s Modernisation in Europe, a guide to the world’s increasingly complex legal and regulatory regimes, currently in its third edition.

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David Broomhall, Stephan Manuel Nagel, Ulrich Scholz Application of competition law to the energy sector: An overview and comparison of recent practice by the Bundeskartellamt and the EU Commission


This article summarizes and compares the recent enforcement activities of the European Commission and the German Bundeskartellamt in applying competition law to the energy sector, focusing on the decisional practice of the Bundeskartellamt. It discusses sector inquiries by the respective (...)



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