Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Cologne)

Patrick Bock

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Cologne)
Lawyer (Partner)

Patrick R. Bock is a partner based in the Cologne office. Mr. Bock’s practice focuses on antitrust counseling and antitrust litigation. Mr. Bock joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2013. From 2003 to 2007, he was resident in the Washington, D.C. office, from 2008 to 2009, he was resident in the Brussels office and from 2009 to 2013, he was resident in the Washington, D.C. office. He received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 2003 and an undergraduate degree in Economics and International Studies, magna cum laude, from Yale University in 2000. Mr. Bock is recognized as a leading antitrust lawyer by The Legal 500 U.S. Mr. Bock is a member of the Bars in Illinois and the District of Columbia. His native languages are English and German, and he is also proficient in French.

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Articles

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Nicholas Levy, Maurits Dolmans, Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, Romina Polley, Patrick Bock The EU Commission announces new policy to accept Member State referrals for merger review even if EC and national thresholds are not met

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In September 2020, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced that from mid-2021 the European Commission (“EC”) would “start accepting referrals from national competition authorities of mergers that are worth reviewing at the EU level – whether or not those authorities had the power to (...)

Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, Patrick Bock, Nicholas Levy, Marco D’Ostuni, Séverine Schrameck, Richard Pepper The EU General Court overturns the EU Commission’s prohibition of a mobile telecommunications merger (Telefónica UK / Hutchison 3G UK)

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In a landmark Judgment delivered on May 28, the General Court overturned the European Commission’s 2016 prohibition of the Three/O2 UK mobile telecommunications merger. The Judgment raises the bar for the Commission in respect of (1) the legal standard the Commission must meet; (2) the closeness (...)

James Hunsberger, Patrick Bock The US DoJ imposes a divestiture and holds a separate order before approving an acquisition in the market for electric power (Exelon / Constellation)

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Introduction Early in his Second Inaugural Address, President Obama declared: “Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play”. With this statement, President Obama became just the sixth president to make reference to the (...)

Jeremy J. Calsyn, Patrick Bock The US FTC imposes conduct remedies prior to clearing a vertical merger causing anticompetitive concerns in the soft drink industry (PepsiCo / Pepsi Bottling)

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After a decade of what was perceived by many as relatively restrained merger enforcement, the Obama administration has repeatedly and vocally vowed to “reinvigorate antitrust enforcement” and to “take effective action to stop or restructure mergers that are likely to harm consumer[s]”. Many (...)

Jeremy J. Calsyn, Patrick Bock The US DoJ seeks to divest part of the business and requires the licensing of software in order to mitigate anticompetitive effects of a merger in the ticketing services industry (Ticketmaster / Live Nation)

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After a decade of what was perceived by many as relatively restrained merger enforcement, the Obama administration has repeatedly and vocally vowed to “reinvigorate antitrust enforcement” and to “take effective action to stop or restructure mergers that are likely to harm consumer[s]”. Many (...)

Jeremy J. Calsyn, Patrick Bock The US FTC employs a creative remedy, requiring the offer of divestiture to determine the existence of a viable alternative purchaser, before approving the merger of acute care hospitals (King’s Daughters Hospital / Scott & White)

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After a decade of what was perceived by many as relatively restrained merger enforcement, the Obama administration has repeatedly and vocally vowed to “reinvigorate antitrust enforcement” and to “take effective action to stop or restructure mergers that are likely to harm consumer[s]”. Many (...)

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