Isabelle Rahman

Reed Smith (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Isabelle Rahman is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group in the firm’s Brussels office. Ms. Rahman has substantial experience in the application of the EU competition rules and represents clients active in the airline, chemical, consumer products, food, life sciences/pharma, fashion, entertainment and media industries, among others. Ms. Rahman serves international clients in Brussels, providing strategic advice regarding merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, representing clients throughout the EU investigation process, and coordinating with other foreign proceedings as needed. She also regularly counsels clients on business compliance issues in relation to pricing practices, distribution, licensing and joint ventures. Ms. Rahman has been recommended for many years as an expert in EU competition law matters by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, which recognized her as being “valued by clients for ‘making very complicated law seem very simple: she states rules in a clear manner and always gives concrete examples’” and commented in its 2015 edition that “clients praise her for being extremely responsive, accomodating and knowledgeable” and for “understanding their business needs very quickly”. She was also recommended by European Legal Experts, Practical Law Company (PLC), IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500 EMEA which noted that “Isabelle Rahman is ‘an excellent adviser’, ‘very direct’ and ‘easy to understand’”.

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Isabelle Rahman The Frankfurt Court of Appeal submits preliminary reference on how to treat bans on sales via third-party internet platforms in selective distribution systems (Coty Germany)


European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Bans*An appeal court in Frankfurt has asked the European Court of Justiceto clarify the application of the competition rules to online sales. The Frankfurt court made its request in the context of a dispute between a leader in beauty (...)

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