Dentons (Brussels)

Yves Botteman

Dentons (Brussels)

Yves Botteman joined Dentons in 2019. He focuses his practice on EU competition law, in particular merger control and antitrust investigations. In recent years, he secured early termination without fines or very favorable outcomes in several antitrust and cartel proceedings. His antitrust practice also includes providing tailored compliance advice as well as conducting audits and risk assessments. Yves Botteman works to help clients achieve their objectives, by incorporating antitrust and competition law in their vision and strategy, corporate values and business practices. He provides strategic and practical advice to clients on new distribution models in the online space, where the EU enforcement agenda has been on the rise. Yves particularly enjoys providing added-value in multi-disciplinary cases involving intellectual property and IT, including content, big data, and the Internet of Things. He has significant experience counseling global and international trade associations, particularly on the design and implementation of industry-wide codes of conduct, standards and best practices. Over the years, Yves has gained substantial exposure to the media, entertainment, sports and leisure, smart mobility, and biotech industries.

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai)
Dentons (Washington)
Dentons (San Francisco)
Dacheng - Dentons (Beijing)


2119 Bulletin

Yves Botteman, Camille Keres The EU Court of Justice AG Bobek publishes his opinion on the concept of restriction of competition by object or by effect (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal / Budapest Bank)


AG BOBEK’S OPINION IN BUDAPEST BANK: ON OBJECT VS. EFFECT, FISH AND LILIES* On September 5, 2019, Advocate General Bobek published his opinion in the Budapest Bank case (C-228/18). The opinion provides very clear and practical guidance on the concept of restriction of competition by object – a (...)

Camille Keres, Yves Botteman The UK Court of Appeal adopts a ruling allowing plaintiffs in cartel damages actions to advance claims based on overcharges incurred outside of the EU when they ultimately hit the sales of their finished goods within the EU (Iiyama)


On February 16, 2018, the UK Court of Appeal adopted its much awaited ruling in the iiyama case. Taking stock of the Court of Justice (CoJ) ruling in Intel last year, the Court of Appeal allows plaintiffs in civil cartel damages actions to advance claims based on overcharges incurred by their (...)

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