Gerwin Van Gerven

Linklaters (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Gerwin Van Gerven has over 25 years experience advising on competition. Areas of practice include merger control, anti-cartel enforcement, abuse complaints and other conduct investigations. He has represented European, US and Asian clients from a wide variety of industries in proceedings before the European Commission, the European Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice, courts and competition authorities across. Gerwin was named “Competition Lawyer of the Year” in 2008 by Who’s Who Legal Awards. He has been recommended as a leading competition lawyer in all major directories.


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Linklaters (London)
A&L Goodbody (Dublin)
Linklaters (Brussels)
Linklaters (Brussels)
Linklaters (Paris)
Euclid Law (London)
Linklaters (Washington)


2352 Bulletin

Dario Dagostino, Gerwin Van Gerven, Sir Christopher Bellamy The EU Court of Justice confirms that legal professional privilege under EU law does not extend to communications with in-house lawyers (Akzo Nobel)


Background In February 2003, the Commission, with the assistance of the UK’s Office of Fair Trading, conducted a dawn raid at the UK premises of Akzo Nobel and Akcros Chemicals on suspicion of possible anti-competitive practices. During the raid, a dispute arose between the investigation team (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Gerwin Van Gerven, Jeffrey Schmidt, Olivier d’Ormesson, Robert Gavin, Sir Christopher Bellamy The EU Court of Justice confirms that the Commission must assess whether an agreement to limit parallel trade in medicines has pro-competitive benefits (GlaxoSmithKline)


On 6 October, the European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) issued another “score draw” judgment in the long-running battle of R&D-based pharmaceutical companies to limit parallel trade in medicines across the EU. While the ECJ required the European Commission to conduct an in-depth examination of (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Gerwin Van Gerven, Jonas Koponen, Joseph P. Armao, Nicole Kar, Olivier d’Ormesson, Sir Christopher Bellamy The EU Commission introduces settlement procedure for cartel cases


On 30 June 2008, the European Commission introduced a new settlement procedure for cartel cases. Under the new procedure, the parties in a cartel investigation may acknowledge their breach of European antitrust law and waive certain procedural rights in exchange for a 10% reduction of the fine. (...)

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