Avocat David Leys (Brussels)

David Leys

Avocat David Leys (Brussels)
Avocat with the Brussels Bar

David Leys (Belgian) is a qualified lawyer of the Brussels Bar. He is also a teaching and research assistant at Université catholique de Louvain and a visiting professor at Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer in Brussels. Previously, David worked as an associate at Sidley Austin and McGuireWoods in Brussels. David holds his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School in New York City, his Master of European Law (LL.M.) from College of Europe in Bruges, his Master in Law (J.D. equivalent) from Université catholique de Louvain and his bilingual Bachelor in Law from Université Saint Louis in Brussels.


2977 Bulletin

David Leys The EU Court of Justice rules on questions referred by an Italian tribunal regarding the recovery of state aid from an Italian telecom company (Mediaset / Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico)


I. Facts On 24 January 2007, the Commission adopted the decision 2007/374 which stated that the scheme of aid applied to digital terrestrial broadcasters offering pay-TV services and cable pay-TV operators in Italy was incompatible with the internal market. Following the adoption of that (...)

David Leys The EU General Court rules on an appeal by Spanish petrol station associations against a Commission’s decision rejecting their complaint alleging anticompetitive practices (CEEES / AGES)


I. Facts The Confederación Española de Empresarios de Estaciones de Servicio (hereafter “CEEES” ) and the Asociación de Gestores of Estaciones de Servicio (hereafter “AGES” ) claimed the annulment of a Decision of the Commission of 28 April 2013 (hereafter “the contested decision”) (...)

David Leys The EU General Court dismisses the appeal against the decision made by the Commission to refuse access to a document in its investigation of the merger between two leading stock exchanges (Beninca)


I. Facts On 3 April 2012, based on the Regulation No 1049/ 2001 (hereafter "the Regulation"), Mr Jürgen Beninca (hereafter “the applicant”) called the European Commission to grant him access to a memorandum of the Head of the unit responsible for competition matters of the (...)

David Leys The EU General Court fully confirms the legality of the Commission’s inspection decisions under Regulation No 1/2003 and dismisses the appeals on all grounds (Deutsche Bahn)


I. Facts Deutsche Bahn AG (hereafter “the rail company” and "the applicant") is an international company operating in the field of national and international transport of goods and passengers as well as logistics and services in the rail sector. DB Mobility Logistics AG, DB Energie GmbH, DB (...)

David Leys The Luxembourg Administrative Court dismisses the appeal of the state of Luxembourg and confirms the annulment of the decisions imposing interim measures against national incumbent telecom operator (P&T)


1. Facts Several telecommunications companies introduced a complaint for abuse of dominant position against “Entreprise des Postes et Télécommunications” (hereafter “P&T”) to the Luxembourg Competition Inspectorate. The latter requested the President of the Luxembourg Competition Council (...)

22970 Review

David Leys Les aides d’État : aspects juridiques et économiques


Pierre Marie Sabbadini, author of this book divided into four chapters, works as a lawyer at DLA Piper in Brussels. He was assisted by Caroline Buts (professor at the Department of Applied Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Nina Mampaey (also a lawyer at DLA Piper in Brussels). (...)

David Leys Droit européen de la concurrence


This second edition of the Handbook on European Competition Law, updated to 30 September 2016, covers all EU competition law excluding State aid. It provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of this technical subject, easily accessible and illustrated by the most important cases of (...)

David Leys Competition Law in the Czech Republic


The authors of this handy book of three parts are Czech competition legal practitioners and academics. Robert Neruda is a Partner at Havel, Holasek & Partners s.r.o., David Raus is a Judge at the Regional Court in Brno, Michal Petr is a Vice-chairman at the Czech Competition Authority and (...)

David Leys Competition Law in Asia-Pacific - A Practical Guide


Competition Law in Asia-Pacific provides you with a practical, full-length guide to competition law and practice in the Asia-Pacific region. Drawing on the experience of recognized competition law practice leaders in key jurisdictions, it will help you navigate the competition landscape in 15 (...)

David Leys Day-to-Day Competition Law: A Practical Guide for Businesses


Companies today must consider and comply with competition law in their daily business management. The financial and reputational risks for breaching such rules are severe and the success of many merger and acquisition projects depends very much on it. While competition law rules become (...)

David Leys Les inspections de concurrence


Competition authorities have very broad powers of inspection within companies and they now exercise these powers at the highest level of efficiency in order to detect and sanction the most serious infringements of the competition rules quickly. These competition inspections are usually (...)

David Leys Competition Law in Singapore


Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of competition law and its interpretation in Singapore covers every aspect of the subject—the various forms of restrictive agreements and abuse of dominance prohibited by law and the rules on (...)

David Leys EU Competition Law: Between Public and Private Enforcement


Despite several decades’ worth of explicit directives, green papers, white papers, proposals, and communications from the European Commission, the actual enforcement of competition law across the Member States today is rife with shifting patterns that escape a clearly bounded framework. The (...)

David Leys Competition Law in Times of Economic Crisis: in Need of Adjustment?


Throughout this unprecedented crisis which is hitting all major economies in the EU, the escalation of the Eurozone recession increasingly undermines public confidence in the ability of competitive markets to deliver positive outcomes. A debate on the most appropriate way to enforce (...)

David Leys China’s Anti-Monopoly Law: The First Five Years


It probably goes without saying that anti-monopoly law and practice are of very recent vintage in China. In August 2008, 118 years after the Sherman Act and 50 years after the Treaty of Rome, China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) came into effect. Since then the enforcement of the AML has seen (...)

David Leys Brazilian Competition Law: A Practitioner’s Guide


Once Brazil came to a clear awareness of its prodigious global economic power a few short years ago, the government quickly undertook a number of sweeping procedural reforms in its competition system that not only made the Brazilian antitrust enforcement authority a model for newer competition (...)


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