Simon Vande Walle

University of Tokyo
Professor

Simon Vande Walle is currently a Professor at the University of Tokyo. He was 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

1860 Bulletin

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

Simon Vande Walle The Japanese High Court of Tokyo dismisses a predatory pricing lawsuit in the market for door-to-door delivery service (Yamato Unyu / Nippon Yūsei Kōsha / Yūbin Jigyō)

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The views expressed in this case summary are those of the author, not those of any organisation. Yamato, Japan’s largest door-to-door delivery service, sought injunctive relief against the low prices of a competitor, Japan Post. In a judgment of 19 January 2006, the Tokyo District Court (...)

718 Review

Simon Vande Walle Commitments: The European Commission approves a telecoms merger with commitments to address unilateral horizontal effects without dominance (so-called “gap” case) (Vodafone / Liberty Global)

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Background The good old cable network. Originally rolled out to transmit TV channels to households in the 80s, it has become the pipe through which millions of Europeans access fast internet or “broadband”. Little wonder that cable networks are eagerly coveted by telecom companies and, when they (...)

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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