Matthew Levitt

Baker Botts (Brussels), Baker Botts (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Matthew Levitt is a partner in Baker Botts’ Brussels office. Once described as “an excellent and highly intellectual performer - very charismatic, but tough if needed” (Chambers Global, 2008), he handles international and EU cartel investigations and coordinates multi-jurisdictional merger filing processes. Mr. Levitt has been involved in virtually every significant EU and UK competition law case concerning the maritime sector including the formation of P3 and 2M shipping alliances, the container shipping price signalling investigation, the maritime car carriers investigation, the opposition by DFDS to the Eurotunnel/SeaFrance takeover, the investigation of the International Association of Classification Societies, the merger of Maersk and P&O Nedlloyd, and the annulment of the €273m fines on the TACA parties. Mr. Levitt also has extensive experience in the energy sector, advising on the EU regulatory aspects of the Shah Deniz gas pipeline project, the EU Power exchange investigation, and handling mergers in the utilities, water, ports and infrastructure sectors. He has also handled several ground-breaking cartel and abuse of dominance cases in the European Courts including, the Steel Beams case the Masterfoods / van den Bergh ice-cream cases and Woodpulp III.

Linked authors

General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
BECI (Brussels)
Ashurst (Brussels)
Bonelli Erede (Brussels)
Linklaters (Brussels)
Jones Day (Brussels)
European Commission (Brussels)
Bonelli Erede (Brussels)

Videos

Matthew Levitt (Baker Botts)
Matthew Levitt 26 September 2019 Brussels

Articles

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Matthew Levitt, David Gabathuler, Daniel Vasbeck, Leigh Hancher, Brian R. Byrne, Ella Adler The EU General Court delivers two judgements clarifying how State aid rules apply to national tax rulings and determines whether a transfer pricing ruling in respect of intra-group transactions confers a selective advantage under the EU State aid rules (Fiat / Starbucks)

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On 24 September 2019, the General Court (the ‘Court’) upheld the European Commission’s (the ‘Commission’) ruling ordering Luxembourg to recover EUR 23.1 million from Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe (‘FFT’) and annulled the Commission’s ruling ordering the Netherlands to recover EUR 25.7 million from (...)

Dina Jubrail, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Matthew Levitt, Daniel Vasbeck The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf suspends an order of the German Competition Authority on an alleged abuse of dominance in the social networks (Facebook)

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On 26 August 2019, a German appeal court suspended an order of the German competition authority (the “FCO”) which had found that Facebook’s data processing practices in Germany constituted an abuse of dominance in breach of German antitrust rules (the “decision”). Expressing serious doubts as to the (...)

Matthew Levitt, David Cardwell, Dina Jubrail The UK Court of Appeal upholds the CMA’s finding that a single exchange of pricing information is sufficient for a "by object" infringement (Balmoral)

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ONE-TIME INFORMATION EXCHANGE SUFFICIENT – A RECENT REMINDER IN THE UK* The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) recently welcomed the Court of Appeal’s dismissal of a challenge brought against a decision of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) by Balmoral, a supplier of steel water (...)

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Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke, Denis Waelbroeck, Eric Morgan de Rivery, Filippo Amato, Jacques Bourgeois, Leonardo Armati, Marc van der Woude, Massimo Merola, Matthew Levitt, Tarik Hennen Towards an optimal enforcement of competition rules in Europe: Time for a Review of Regulation 1/2003?

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The Fifth annual conference of the Global Competition Law Centre, held in Brussels on 11-12 June 2009, was dedicated to the Commission’s review of EC Regulation 1/2003. These contributions are the summaries of six work groups: I) The directly applicable exception system and the direct (...)

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