Mazars (Brussels)

Justin Menezes

Mazars (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Justin Menezes is an expert in merger and antitrust commitments. He is partner at Mazars (Brussels). He was previously part of the competition/regulatory practices of two leading international law firms based in Brussels, where he counselled clients and litigated before the European courts in a range of merger, competition and State aid cases. Justin Menezes also has extensive experience as a regulator, having served as an official for DG Competition, the Office of Fair Trading and the EFTA Surveillance Authority where he was responsible for several commitments cases. He has first hand experience of both design and implementation of remedies through his involvement in merger and competition cases with commitments across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, medical equipment, feed enzymes, consumer brands, machinery for food manufacturing, and industrial chemicals. Justin Menezes has particular expertise in both the design and implementation of remedies. He co-authored the 2005 Remedies Study which reviewed the Commission’s remedies policy and contributed to the adoption of the 2008 Remedies Notice. He enforced commitments at the Commission to ensure the proper implementation of remedies in merger and competition cases in a variety of industries. These included feed enzymes, industrial chemicals, consumer brands, machinery for food manufacturing, telecommunications and medical equipment. He is currently performing a major research project for DG Competition with the College of Europe, into the abuse of dominance standard under Article 102 TFEU. He also runs the EU competition law course on the LLM programme at Reykjavik University. He has an LLB (Hons) First Class (Sheffield Hallam University) and a postgraduate diploma in EC Competition Policy. A member of Lincoln’s Inn, he qualified as a Barrister in 1995 at 5 Paper Buildings in London and he is also a member of the Brussels Bar. Following qualification as a Barrister, he was a participant on the DAAD programme for international lawyers in Germany at the University of Tübingen and worked for a leading commercial law firm in Berlin. He is fluent in French and German.

Articles

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Guillaume Loriot, Justin Menezes, Oliver Koch The European Commission revises notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations following adoption of the new merger regulation

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"Commission revises notices following adoption of the new merger regulation"* Following the adoption of the new Merger Regulation and of the Implementing Regulation, the Commission approved, in July 2004, three new notices dealing respectively with ancillary restraints, simplified procedure (...)

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