Jones Day (Brussels)

Philippe Laconte

Jones Day (Brussels)
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Philippe Laconte has long-standing experience representing global corporations in antitrust and competition law at the EU and national levels. He also frequently advises on regulatory matters, particularly in the telecommunications field. Philippe represents clients in cross-border mergers, abuse of dominant position, and State aid cases before the European Commission, European courts, and national authorities. He advises clients in a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, telecoms, energy, and chemicals. Philippe recently represented NVIDIA in its $6.9 billion acquisition of Mellanox and represented Wabtec in its $11.1 billion merger with GE Transportation, which involved multiple antitrust reviews in numerous jurisdictions. He also represented Wabtec in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Faiveley, which was cleared after a complex Phase II investigation. In addition, he regularly advises companies and governments on State aid law. Philippe also advises telecommunications operators across Europe on day-to-day regulatory matters and in proceedings before competition authorities, regulators, and civil and administrative courts. These complex representations have concerned, in particular, a range of fair access and pricing issues. Philippe worked for three years in the Firm’s Washington Office, where his practice focused on assisting clients in merger reviews and antitrust investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

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Philipp Werner, Yvan N. Desmedt, Mario Todino, Donald Mcgahn, Philippe Laconte, Marta Delgado Echevarría, Charlotte Breuvart The European Competition Network issues policy statement that permits "necessary and temporary" cooperation to address disruptions caused by the conflict in Ukraine

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The European Competition Network ("ECN") issued a policy statement indicating that member agencies will not intervene in legitimate, cooperative efforts to address disruptions caused by the conflict in Ukraine and related sanctions. The ECN is a working group of competition authorities in (...)

Charlotte Breuvart, Françoise Labrousse, Philippe Laconte, Harriet Territt, Philipp Werner, Kerstin Henrich The EU Commission adopts guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection and energy "CEEAG"

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In Short The Development: The European Commission ("Commission") adopted new Guidelines on State Aid for Climate, Environmental Protection and Energy ("CEEAG") on 27 January 2022. The CEEAG revise criteria that the Commission will now apply to determine whether EU Member State financing to (...)

Charlotte Breuvart, Philippe Laconte, Mario Todino, Philipp Werner The EU Commission adopts revised guidance setting out the criteria to assess Important Projects of Common European Interest under EU State aid rules

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In Short The Situation: The European Commission ("Commission") has adopted revised guidance setting out the criteria to assess Important Projects of Common European Interest ("IPCEI") under EU State aid rules ("Communication"). The Background: IPCEIs are cross-border projects that overcome (...)

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