William Haig

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

William Haig focuses on EU competition law as well as EU regulatory law. In the field of competition law, William has experience in the areas of cartel investigations, cartel follow-on claims and EU merger control. William also has experience of trade law in the areas of trade sanctions and export control developments and the effect of Brexit on trade tariffs.

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Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
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William Haig The UK Competition Authority fines a sports manufacturer and its parent company £300,000 for breach of merger-freeze order with a footwear retailer (JD Sports / Footasylum)


On 5 August 2020, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) fined JD Sports and its parent company Pentland Group £300,000 for failing to comply with an initial enforcement order (“IEO”) imposed with regard to JD Sports’ completed merger with footwear retailer Footasylum. The CMA found JD (...)

William Haig, Porter Elliott, Catherine Gordley The EU General Court annuls the Commission’s decision prohibiting the acquisition of two telecommunication companies (Telefónica UK / Hutchison 3G UK)


1. Summary On 28 May 2020, the EU General Court handed down a ruling annulling the European Commission’s (“Commission”) decision prohibiting the proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK (“O2”) by Hutchison 3G UK (“Three”). The ruling has potentially significant implications for mergers in the telecoms (...)

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