Stephen Kinsella is a specialist partner with Flint Global based in their Brussels office. He advises clients on complex anti-trust, regulatory and policy developments and supports clients on a range of competition matters, with a particular focus on technology, pharmaceutical and media sectors. Before joining Flint, Stephen was partner and head of the European Antitrust/Competition group at Sidley. He is a past chair of the competition and trade law committee of the International Bar Association and a past co-chair of the international committee of the American Bar Association section of antitrust law. He has over 30 years’ experience of advising clients on all aspects of EU competition law. In 2002, Stephen was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to British commercial interests in Belgium and in particular for his contributions as president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and president of the Brussels Shakespeare Society. He has also been named a “Thought Leader” in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2019 and one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” on the Competition 2017 list of Who’s Who Legal.
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The 28th Section of the High Court of Madrid (Audiencia Provincial de Madrid), the court of appeal specialising in commercial and competition law in the Madrid region, has recently issued a decision reinstating certain interim measures it had earlier adopted in relation to the Super League (...)
Call My Bluff* The European Commission (or to be more precise, and to point the finger in the right direction, DG Competition) has sweeping powers of investigation in cases of suspected infringement. Indeed, it has even sought and obtained powers that it then seems reluctant to use, such as (...)
1. Introduction The purpose of this foreword is to summarise the main issues related to selective distribution that have been encountered at national level as set out in the eCompetition articles in this special issue, and contrast them with the EU position. Selective distribution (...)
In a landmark judgment of 19 March 2009, the Irish High Court annulled a prohibition decision of the Irish Competition Authority (“CA”) blocking the acquisition by Kerry Group of Breeo Foods. As a result of the annulment, Breeo Foods became part of the Kerry Group on 26 March 2009 , just (...)
The French Competition Authority has been given a new power by the legislator: it can order structural injunctions when the price conditions charged by a dominant undertaking are unusually high on the French overseas territories. Clearly, this legal instrument is sui generis in France. It is (...)
Parmi les praticiens du droit de la concurrence, la question revient souvent de savoir si le lobbying a un vrai rôle à jouer dans cette matière. Certains praticiens sont farouchement contre, d’autres l’ont accepté avec prudence, d’autres encore l’ont adopté sans hésitation. Cette série (...)