Simon Vande Walle

DG COMP (Brussels)
Case handler

Simon Vande Walle is a case handler at the European Commission - DG Comp, in the Mergers - Information, Communication and Media unit. Previously, he was a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at the University of Tokyo. He obtained his doctoral degree in law from Kyushu University, Japan, and, prior to that, practiced as a lawyer at the Brussels office of Linklaters from 2003 until 2008. He is originally from Belgium and studied law at Leuven University, Belgium (LL.B., LL.M.), Université Jean-Moulin Lyon III, France (Erasmus), Kyushu University, Japan (LL.M., LL.D.) and Georgetown University Law Center, U.S. (LL.M.). He is the author of Private Antitrust Litigation in the European Union and Japan – A Comparative Perspective (Maklu Publishers, 2013).

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Articles

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Fanny Dumont, Pablo Serrano, Simon Vande Walle, Szabolcs Lorincz The EU Commission clears acquisition between two leading global manufacturers of threat detection equipment, subject to remedies (Smiths Group / Morpho Detection)

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Smiths Group/Morpho Detection: maintaining security through innovation* In a nutshell: Smiths’ acquisition of Morpho Detection brought together two leading suppliers of the equipment used to detect explosives and narcotics. This equipment is omnipresent at security checks in airports and is (...)

Fanny Dumont, Luca Manigrassi, Simon Vande Walle, Staffan Martinsson The EU Commission approves acquisition of a mobile network operator by virtual mobile network operator, subject to fix-it-first remedies (Liberty Global / BASE)

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Liberty Global/BASE: Fixing it first in the Belgian mobile market* In a nutshell: Liberty Global/BASE entailed the acquisition of a mobile network operator by a mobile virtual network operator. The transaction prompted an in-depth investigation and was ultimately cleared with a fix-it-first (...)

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Simon Vande Walle Sole control: The Belgian Competition Authority clears a vertical merger in the audiovisual sector, subject to conditions (Telenet Group BVBA / De Vijver Media NV)

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On 13 May 2019, the Belgian competition authority cleared Telenet’s acquisition of De Vijver Media, subject to remedies. The acquisition gave Telenet – a Belgian cable operator – sole control over De Vijver Media, a broadcaster of TV channels. TV channels are an input for cable operators, who (...)

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