Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

Peter Rowland

Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Lawyer (Of Counsel)

Peter is a UK and Belgian qualified solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills, based in Brussels, with over 10 years post qualified experience. His practice focuses on EU and UK competition law. He has extensive experience advising clients on a broad range of EU and UK competition law matters, including merger control, cartel investigations, market investigations, horizontal and vertical agreements, compliance programmes and draft legislation.


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Marcel Nuys, Annika Gante, Peter Rowland, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Florian Huerkamp The German Parliament passes the digital competition act bringing significant changes to the competition law landscape


Today, the German parliament passed the “Digital Competition Act” which is the 10th amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC). The amended law – which will very likely enter into force January 2021 – will bring about significant changes to the German competition law landscape. (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Peter Rowland, Marcel Nuys, Florian Huerkamp The German Competition Authority announces that it has initiated abuse proceedings against a social platform company for linkage with a virtual reality products brand (Oculus / Facebook)


The German FCO has not lost its appetite to take on major tech companies. Today, it has announced that it has initiated abuse proceedings against Facebook to examine the linkage between Oculus virtual reality products and Facebooks’ social network. The accusations against Facebook Facebook’s (...)

Mark Jephcott, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Marcel Nuys, Peter Rowland, Tom Kemp, Anne Eckenroth The UK Competition Authority launches a market inquiry into the electric vehicle charging sector


The CMA has today (2 December 2020) launched a market study into the electric vehicle charging sector in the UK. The study will consider two broad themes: how to develop a competitive sector while also attracting private investment to help the sector grow; how to ensure people using electric (...)

Sebastien Moore, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Mark Jephcott, Dafni Katrana, Peter Rowland The EU General Court hands down a judgement concerning an appeal brought by an undertaking and a number of generic companies against a EU Commission decision which found that the parties had breached Article 101 TFEU by agreeing to delay the market entry of a generic drug (Lundbeck)


On 8 September 2016 the General Court (GC) handed down its judgments in relation to the appeals brought by Lundbeck and a number of generic companies (Sun Pharma (Ranbaxy), Arrow, Generics UK, Merck and Xellia/Alpharma) against a European Commission (Commission) decision finding that the (...)

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