O'Melveny & Myers (Brussels)

Riccardo Celli

O’Melveny & Myers (Brussels)

Riccardo Celli is chair of O’Melveny’s European Antitrust and Competition Practice, the regional head of litigation for Europe, and managing partner of the firm’s Brussels office. Riccardo Celli joined O’Melveny in June 2004 when he founded the Brussels office. Riccardo Celli has almost 30 years of experience in counseling clients on all aspects of EU competition law with particular focus on merger control, unilateral conducts, cartel investigations, IP/antitrust interface and antitrust compliance. Riccardo Celli has worked for many of the world’s largest corporations, and has been involved in high-profile cases covering many global industries. In the area of merger control, Riccardo Celli regularly assists clients with the legal assessment, structuring and clearance of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other significant investments. He manages and coordinates multiple filings for clients, not only in Europe but worldwide, and interacts with competition authorities in multiple countries for a single transaction, including assisting clients in preparing and negotiating possible commitments with regulators. Riccardo is recognized as one of the world’s leading lawyers in the field of competition law in many specialized publications, including Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500, EMEA, IFLR 1000, Global Competition Review, PLC Which Lawyer?, and International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers. Prior to O’Melveny, Riccardo’s professional experience includes six years in the Rome office of a major Italian law firm, followed by 15 years with international law firm Norton Rose, where he was managing partner of their Brussels office for eight years.

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Philip Monaghan, Courtney Dyer, Riccardo Celli The EU Commission updates its practical guidance to merging parties and encourages companies to delay merger notifications until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak


The European Commission (the “EC”) has updated its practical guidance to merging parties “encouraging companies to delay merger notifications originally planned until further notice, where possible.” The unprecedented move comes in response to the expanding crisis management measures that (...)

Riccardo Celli, Courtney Dyer, Philip Monaghan The Chinese Competition Authority publishes a formal statement on revised procedures for merger filings during the COVID-19 crisis


These moves follow similar actions by the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”), China’s antitrust authority. On February 6, SAMR issued a formal statement laying out revised procedures for merger filings, prohibiting face-to-face meetings and requiring parties to submit pre-merger (...)

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