Thomas Vinje is a Partner with Clifford Chance based in the firm’s Brussels office, and a Co-Chair of its Global Antitrust Group. He is specialised in European antitrust and intellectual property law, with a particular focus on technology issues. He advises major corporations on all areas of antitrust law, including merger control, dominance and cartel cases, and cases involving the interface between competition and IP law. Thomas is a Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) to the European Commission on unilateral conduct matters. He speaks regularly on European Union intellectual property and antitrust law and has authored numerous articles and book contributions on these topics. He lectures at the Universities of Amsterdam and Zurich and sits on the Board of Editors for "Computer und Recht International" and "European Intellectual Property Review". Thomas is a member of our global Antitrust Risk team.
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This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 14 February 2019, the EU General Court annulled the European Commission’s State aid decision relating to the Belgian excess profit ruling system. The (...)
The information technology ("IT") sector has proven to be fertile ground for investigations of abuses of market power (otherwise referred to as "monopolization" and "monopoly maintenance" under Section 2 of the Sherman Act in the United States, or "abuses of dominance" under Article 102 TFEU (...)
Interview conducted by Thomas Vinje, Partner, Co-Chair, Global Antitrust Group, Clifford Chance, Brussels. You have been president of the Bundeskartellamt since 2009 and worked in competition law for several years before that. In recent years, we have seen a few companies gain such (...)
Competition Law and Regulation of Technology Markets takes a practical,integrated approach to EU and US competition law and regulation in the technology sector - including major trans-Atlantic cases such as Microsoft, Google/Doubleclick, and Intel, and important comparative issues such as (...)