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Mario Barka

White & Case (Brussels)

Mario Barka is an associate with White & Case, based in their Brussels office, and is a member of the Firm’s EU law practice. He advises on a broad range of EU competition matters, with a particular focus on allegations of abuse of dominance, cross-border merger control and horizontal and vertical agreements. He also advises on questions of EU internal market law. Mario has experience across a broad range of industries, including oil & gas, IT, pharmaceutical and automotive. He actively participates in the Firm’s pro bono work and has provided advice to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Prior to joining White & Case, Mario worked at the Brussels office of an international law firm, where he was involved in a number of high-profile antitrust cases. He holds a Master of Laws degree focused on EU Competition law from College of Europe, Bruges and a Master’s Degree in EU law from University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, both with honours. Prior to pursuing postgraduate studies, Mario obtained a Bachelor’s degree from University of Strasbourg and University of Montreal.

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Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Tamer Nagy, Mario Barka The Saudi Arabian Competition Authority blocks a partial vertical acquisition between the national gas distribution company and a gas transporter (GASCO / Best Gas)


On 16 June 2022, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Competition announced its decision to block National Gas and Industrialization Company from acquiring a majority stake in Best Gas Carrier on the basis of vertical competition concerns. This is the first vertical merger prohibited by the (...)

Jérémie Jourdan, Tilman Kuhn, Guy Potel, Patrick Sarch, Mario Barka The EU Commission starts two studies into the mobile payment sector after setting out its financial digital package


The EC is seeking to investigate the mobile payments sector by launching two tenders by the end of October for the provision of expert reports on the sector. The first tender aims to “gather informed knowledge, in the form of a report, about the state and evolution of contactless and mobile (...)


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