Covington & Burling (Brussels)

Peter D. Camesasca

Covington & Burling (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Peter D. Camesasca is a partner at Covington & Burlin based in the Brussels office. He has broad experience in all major aspects of EU and national competition law. He has advised US and EU clients across a diverse range of sectors, including aviation, maritime transport, harbors and shipyards, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, electronics and semiconductor industries, as well as telecommunications industries and internet services. His experience includes cases under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU, the antitrust / IP cross-over, national and multijurisdictional merger and joint venture notifications, the antitrust / distribution system management, investigations by multiple enforcement authorities and transatlantic antitrust litigation and monopolisation issues. He counsels clients on Article 101 exposure ranging from pure information exchanges to cartel-like allegations, having represented or still representing clients in the majority of the European Commission’s recent cartel investigations, including Heat Stabilizers, DRAM, SRAM, Calcium Carbide, Air Cargo, Freight Forwarders, TFT-LCD (1&2), Smart Cards, Power Cables, Car Parts, Liner Shipping and various still confidential matters.

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447 Bulletin

Peter D. Camesasca, Horst Henschen, Katherine Kingsbury, Sarah Hachmeister The EU Parliament and Council’s regulation establishes a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments which enters into force

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On October 11, 2020, the EU FDI Screening Regulation (EU) 2019/452 – the “Regulation”) entered fully into force. The Regulation, which was approved and adopted in March 2019, establishes a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments (“FDI”) by EU Member States in which decision-making (...)

Katherine Kingsbury, Horst Henschen, Peter D. Camesasca The EU Commission puts into operation FDI coordination six months early, proposing cooperation on an informal and voluntary basis

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The European Commission has added to its call to Member States to act on foreign direct investment (“FDI”) by announcing that it is ready to support EU-level cooperation on FDI now. Spurred on by the COVID-19 crisis and the perceived vulnerability of key EU assets, the informal cooperation (...)

Ichiro Morinaga, Graham Vinter, Jeremy Wilson, Peter D. Camesasca, William H.Y. Park The EU Commission launches an antitrust investigation into LNG destination clauses (Quatar Petroleum)

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On June 21, 2018, the European Commission (“Commission”) started a new investigation to determine whether so-called destination clauses in Qatar Petroleum’s liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) supply contracts with European buyers infringe the European Union (“EU”) antitrust rules. The investigation comes (...)

Johan Ysewyn, Peter D. Camesasca, Louise Freeman The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal refuses a £14 billion class action against a financial service company (Merricks / MasterCard)

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On Friday, July 21, 2017, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “CAT”) handed down its second class certification decision under the class actions regime introduced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the “Act”). It dismissed the application for two reasons. First, the proposed representative (...)

Johan Ysewyn, Peter D. Camesasca, Louise Freeman The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal hands down its first-class certification for entering into agreements and concerted practices aimed at prohibiting the online advertising of certain models of mobility scooter (Dorothy Gibson / Pride Mobility Products)

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The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “CAT”) has handed down its first class certification judgment in relation to the class actions regime introduced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the “Act”). The result? The hearing has been adjourned, with the proposed representative allowed to file and (...)

Alexander Leitch, Peter D. Camesasca, Andrea Zulli, Ashley E. Bass, Jonathan Gimblett, Robert D. Wick, Alan M. Wiseman The UK Parliament introduces a class action mechanism for antitrust damages

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The UK has introduced a class action mechanism that could lead to an increase in antitrust litigation. Most significantly, the new mechanism will enable opt-out class actions, which are potentially effective in aggregating individually low value claims, into a single high value, and (...)

Miranda Cole, Peter D. Camesasca The EU Court of Justice finds that a holder of a standard essential patent may abuse a dominant position by seeking to enjoin infringement (Huawei / ZTE)

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On July 16, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU” or “the Court”) issued its long-awaited judgment in Huawei Technology Co. Ltd v ZTE Corp., ZTE Deutschland GmbH. The CJEU found that the holder of a standard essential patent (“SEP”) may, in certain circumstances, abuse its dominant (...)

Johan Ysewyn, Peter D. Camesasca, Andrea Zulli, Alexander Leitch, Robert D. Wick, Derek Ludwin, Anita F. Stork The EU Court of Justice rules on the expansion of jurisdiction to impose fines based on foreign sales of cartelized components (Innolux)

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On July 9, 2015, the EU’s top court, the EU Court of Justice (CJEU), rendered its long-awaited ruling in the Innolux - LCD cartel appeal. The Innolux case is effectively the EU counterpart of the U.S. Motorola litigation in that it concerns fundamental issues of antitrust jurisdiction over (...)

Johan Ysewyn, Peter D. Camesasca, Melissa Van Schoorisse, Laura Corbett The Belgian Competition Authority imposes a record fine in the supermarkets cartel (Cartel de la beauté)

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On 22 June 2015 the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) issued its decision in the supermarkets cartel, fining 18 supermarkets and suppliers of personal care, hygiene and cleaning products for coordinating retail price increases between 2002 and 2007. This occurred in the context of a cartel (...)

Peter D. Camesasca, Johan Ysewyn, Laurie-Anne Grelier, Phillip H. Warren, Michael J. Fanelli, Derek Ludwin The EU Court of Justice confirms that the exchange of sensitive information could constitute a cartel (Dole Food)

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In an important ruling rendered March 19, 2015 in the Bananas case, the EU’s top court definitively upheld the EU Commission’s expansive view of cartel conduct and held that no “fix” (as in agreement) is needed for the EU to conclude that cartel activities have occurred. It is no secret that the (...)

Peter D. Camesasca, Miranda Cole The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Wathelet states that holding a standard essential patent does not mean a company is dominant (Huawei / ZTE)

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The Reference On 5 April 2013, the Landgericht Düsseldorf referred questions relating to injunctive relief over standard-essential patents (“SEPs”) to the Court of Justice (“CJEU”) in connection with a patent dispute between Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (“Huawei”) and ZTE Corp., ZTE Deutschland GmbH (...)

4699 Review

Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Ashley E. Bass, Florian Bien, Florian Wagner-von Papp, Luis Loras, Miguel Angel Malo, Paul Hitchings, Peter D. Camesasca, Rafael P. Amaro, Silvia Pietrini Implementation of EU Directive 2014/104 on actions for damages for infringements of competition law

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The directive on actions for damages for infringements of the competition law has been published on 26 november 2014. This On Topic aims to show the principal issues that arise from the expected implementation of the directive on national laws. Presentation ---- Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi (...)

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