King & Spalding (Brussels)

Ivan Pico

King & Spalding (Brussels)

Ivan Pico is an associate with King & Spalding in Brussels. He focuses on all aspects of EU and competition law, with a particular experience in global cartel investigations and multi-jurisdictional merger control. He has particular knowledge in the maritime, high-tech and heavy industries sectors. Ivan studied law at the Universiteit Gent and holds an LL.M. in International and European law from the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). Prior to joining Hogan Lovells he was a trainee at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition where he focused on cartel investigations in various industries.

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1645 Bulletin

Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, Ivan Pico The EU General Court rules that sports associations can not stop athletes from competing in third-party events (International Skating Union)


On 16 December 2020, the General Court largely confirmed the European Commission’s Decision according to which the International Skating Union’s (the “ISU”) rules on eligibility are contrary to EU competition law. However, it partially annulled the Commission’s Decision on the ground that it (...)

Ivan Pico, Raphael Fleischer, Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte The Belgian Government passes a law prohibiting companies from abusing non-dominant positions vis-à-vis companies that are economically dependent on them


A new form of competition law infringement will be enforceable in Belgium* (in addition to the prohibitions on anti-competitive agreements and abuses of a dominant position). The new Article IV.2/1 of the Belgian Competition Act (CA) will prohibit companies from abusing a non-dominant position (...)

Ivan Pico, Koen Darding The Belgian Parliament implements the EU Damages Directive


Damage Control: The implementation of the EU Damages Directive in Belgium* On 18 May 2017, the Belgian Parliament transposed the EU Damages Directive (the “Directive“) into national law by way of the Act on Damage Claims for Breaches of Competition Law (the “Act“), which was published on 12 (...)


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