Sylvain Petit

Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Sylvain Petit is an associate within the Antitrust & Competition Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Brussels. He focuses on European, French and Belgian competition law, with the main areas of his practice encompassing merger control, anticompetitive practices (anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominant position) and State aid issues.Sylvain graduated with a master in European law (Magna Cum Laude) from the Université Catholique de Louvain (2013). He also obtained a LL.M. in European law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2014).

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Faustine Viala, Sylvain Petit The EU Court of Justice clarifies the concept of "existing aid" in a private enforcement case and holds that unlawful aid cannot be retroactively legalised by virtue of a limitation period that has lapsed (Fallimento Traghetti del Mediterraneo)


On January 23, 2019, the European Court of Justice (hereinafter the “Court” or the “ECJ”) handed down a preliminary ruling on the notion of “existing aid”. The Court held, in particular, that the circumstance where a new aid that becomes existing aid by virtue of the 10 years limitation period has (...)

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