Matthew Levitt

Baker Botts (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Matthew Levitt is a partner in Baker Botts’ Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice, based in the Brussels office. Beforehand he wad a partner in Hogan Lovells (Brussels office). Matthew studied at Oxford University, qualified as a barrister in 1992 and joined Lovells in 1994. He qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and became a partner in 2002. He is resident in the firm’s Brussels office. Matthew works on a variety of transactional, advisory and contentious competition proceedings both before the European Commission and the European Courts, as well as before national competition authorities and courts. He represented Royal P&O Nedlloyd in obtaining merger clearance for its acquisition by A.P. Moller Maersk, Royal P&O Nedlloyd in obtaining merger clearance for the Euromax container terminal joint venture, Royal Nedlloyd and P&O Nedlloyd in obtaining merger clearance for the acquisition of P&O’s 50% stake in P&O Nedlloyd, and represented Wallenius Lines and Wilh Wilhelmsen Lines in obtaining merger clearance for their acquisition of Hyundai Merchant Marine’s car carrying division. He acted for the members of the Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement in obtaining exemption for the members’ revised agreement and advises a variety of non-liner ocean carriers in relation to developments in the EU competition regulations. He has acted for a variety of clients in annulment, appeal, interim measures and damages actions in the European Courts, including Mars (in proceedings relating to Unilever’s ice-cream supply agreement), many liner shipping companies (including the record annulment of all the fines imposed in the TACA and FETTCSA cases), Corus and SCA.

Linked authors

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


228 Bulletin

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


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 (...)

5817 Review

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?


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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