Dechert (Brussels)

Adam Kidane

Dechert (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Adam Kidane focuses his practice on EU and UK competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations and antitrust compliance. Mr. Kidane has significant experience advising multinational companies and private equity funds on the merger control aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings across a broad range of industries including financial services, fast-moving consumer goods, packaging, pharmaceuticals and software. He has also represented leniency applicants in cartel proceedings before the European Commission. Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Kidane served as an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. His previous experience includes working as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis and Allen & Overy.

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Alec J. Burnside, Adam Kidane, Clemens York von Wartenburg The EU Commission adopts a white paper with proposals for sweeping enforcement powers to address potential distortive effects of foreign subsidies in the EU

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Background On 17 June 2020, the European Commission (Commission) adopted a White Paper which contains far-reaching proposals for new enforcement powers against companies benefitting from subsidies granted by non-EU countries. While there are already well-developed systems of anti-trust/merger (...)

Alec J. Burnside, Clemens York von Wartenburg, Adam Kidane The EU Commission announces it will use its interim measures in investigating a major chipmaker’s abuse of dominance (Broadcom)

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Key Takeaways In a potentially ground-breaking move, the European Commission recently announced its intention to use its powers to impose interim measures in an investigation targeting chipmaker Broadcom. If it does impose such measures, it would be the first use of these powers in 18 years. (...)

Adam Kidane, Alec J. Burnside Interim Measures: An overview of EU and national case law

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Interim measures are among the most powerful enforcement tools that are available to antitrust regulators in the European Union. Pending the outcome of investigations, which typically run into several years, interim measures can be used to ensure that effective competition is maintained, and irreparable damage that is incapable of being remedied is averted.

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