Christopher Cook

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)

Christopher J. Cook’s practice focuses on international competition and antitrust law. In the transactional field, he has extensive experience representing both transacting and opposing parties in mergers and joint ventures before the European Commission and various antitrust regulators in and beyond Europe. He has also worked on a number of non-transactional competition matters in Europe and abroad involving alleged abusive conduct and cartel behaviour. Christopher joined the firm in 1997, became counsel in 2006, and a partner in 2014. From 1997-99, he was based in the Washington, D.C., office.

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Analysis Group (Paris)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)

Articles

834 Bulletin

Christopher Cook, Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, François-Charles Laprévote, Maurits Dolmans, Nicholas Levy, Thomas Graf The EU Commission fines a company for providing incorrect or misleading information during its investigations on a merger (Facebook / WhatsApp)

834

On May 18, 2017, the European Commission (the “Commission”) fined Facebook €110 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during its 2014 investigation of its acquisition of WhatsApp The magnitude of the fine dwarfs the few penalties the Commission has imposed in the past for (...)

709 Review

Christopher Cook Real review timetables under the EU Merger Regulation

709

This article presents the results of an empirical analysis of how long EU Merger Regulation reviews, and in particular pre-notifcation discussions, actually take. Our research shows that pre-notification and overall review periods for all types of cases—Short Form/simplifed, normal Phase I, and (...)

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