Gibson Dunn (Brussels)

Nicholas Banasevic

Gibson Dunn (Brussels)
Managing Director

Nicholas Banasevic is managing director in the Brussels office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and is an economist by background*. A member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition practice group, he is a former European Commission DG Competition Head of Unit and was at the center of numerous landmark antitrust decisions in Europe. Mr. Banasevic advises clients across the technology, life sciences and financial industries on European antitrust enforcement and policy issues, and brings invaluable business-oriented solutions for risk management strategies. He offers a wealth of experience in dealing with complex and high-profile European antitrust investigations and regulatory matters, including the up-coming Digital Markets Act. Before that, he was Head of the unit responsible for antitrust in the field of IT, the internet and consumer electronics. Prior to that, he was Deputy Head of Unit in the Mergers unit for Financial Services of DG Competition, where he was responsible for managing merger cases in the fields of financial services and pharmaceuticals. He was the Case Manager for the Deutsche Börse/NYSE Euronext case. Mr. Banasevic previously worked in the same Unit of DG Competition where he is now Head of Unit - he was a member of the team that was responsible for the Commission’s 2004 Microsoft Decision and was the Case Manager for the Commission’s Intel and Rambus cases. Mr. Banasevic received his Master of European Studies in Economics from the College of Europe in 1995 and Bachelor of Science with honors in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol in 1994.

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3217 Bulletin

Adolfo Barbera Del Rosal, Christoph Hermes, Florence Verzelen, Nicholas Banasevic, Thomas Kramler The EU Commission imposes a penalty payment pursuant to Article 24(2) of Regulation 1/2003 (Microsoft)


"Commission imposes a penalty payment pursuant to Article 24(2) of Regulation 1/2003 on Microsoft"* 1. Introduction On 12 July 2006 the Commission adopted a decision to levy a penalty payment of EUR 280.5 million on Microsoft for continued non compliance with the Commission Decision of 24 (...)

Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Christoph Hermes, Jean Huby, Nicholas Banasevic, Thomas Kramler The EU General Court rejects a US software company’s request for interim measures (Microsoft)


"The Court of First Instance rejects Microsoft’s request for interim measures concerning the Commission’s decision of 24 March 2004"* 1. The decision On March 24 2004, the Commission adopted a decision in Case COMP/C-3/37.792 — Microsoft — by which it concluded that Microsoft had abused (...)

Henri Piffaut, Jean Huby, Miguel Angel Pena Castellot, Nicholas Banasevic, Oliver Sitar The EU Commission adopts a decision in a case concerning the abuse of a dominant position by a leading US provider in the PC operating systems (Microsoft)


"Commission adopts Decision in the Microsoft case"* 1. Introduction On March 24 2004, the Commission concluded its Microsoft investigation by way of a formal Decision. This brought to an end proceedings which had lasted just over five years. The Commission found that Microsoft had abused (...)

Nicholas Banasevic The EU Commission accepts formal commitments from Israeli-based producer of firewall and virtual private network (VPN) software regarding its distribution practices (Checkpoint)


"Commission accepts formal undertaking from Check Point regarding its distribution practices"* In June 2001, the Commission received a complaint from Stonesoft Corporation, a Finnish software company, against Check Point Software Technologies, an Israeli-based producer of firewall and (...)

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Aurelien Portuese, Beatriz Marques, Nicholas Banasevic The Google Shopping decision


These three articles provide different perspectives on the European Commission’s decision of 27 June 2017 in which Google was fined €2.42 billion. Google has filed an appeal on 11 September 2017 against this decision. The European Commission fined Google for abusing its dominant position as a (...)


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