Baker Botts (Brussels)

David Gabathuler

Baker Botts (Brussels)
Legal Consultant

David is a Legal Consultant at Baker Botts in Brussels. He is an EU, competition and trade lawyer with 20 years experience of working on high profile complex legal and economic matters. He has been involved in private practice in many prominent merger, antitrust and cartel investigations across a wide-range of sectors, including the Commission’s prohibition of the proposed merger between UK mobile operators, the in-depth investigation into the Halliburton/Baker Hughes merger, and technology cases involving the licensing of standards essential patents. David is also regularly working in the field of state aid and international trade law. David has also been an antitrust official in DG Competition and the UK competition authority where he worked on antitrust and regulatory investigations in network industries. David started off his career as a legal adviser at the Confederation of British Industry where he advised on EU, competition and trade law.


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1738 Bulletin

David Gabathuler, Leigh Hancher, Santos Miguel Leyva Rubio, Daniel Vasbeck The EU Court of Justice reinforces its strict approach and holds that alterations to an approved aid scheme are to be cleared by the Commission (Dilly’s Wellnesshotel)


The EU’s State aid procedures are complex and often slow and not always easy to navigate. Many companies may be content to leave the process of obtaining a green light from the European Commission (the “Commission”) to government authorities. Or they may take comfort from the fact that a large (...)

Matthew Levitt, David Gabathuler, Daniel Vasbeck, Leigh Hancher, Brian R. Byrne, Ella Adler The EU General Court delivers two judgements clarifying how State aid rules apply to national tax rulings and determines whether a transfer pricing ruling in respect of intra-group transactions confers a selective advantage under the State aid rules (Fiat / Starbucks)


On 24 September 2019, the General Court (the ‘Court’) upheld the European Commission’s (the ‘Commission’) ruling ordering Luxembourg to recover EUR 23.1 million from Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe (‘FFT’) and annulled the Commission’s ruling ordering the Netherlands to recover EUR 25.7 million from (...)

David Gabathuler, Wolf Sauter The EU Commission provides clear guidance on the compliance of network sharing in 3rd generation mobile telecommunications systems with EC competition rules (T-Mobile Germany / O2 Germany)(T-Mobile UK / O2 UK)


"Network sharing in 3rd generation mobile telecommunications systems : minding the coverage gap and complying with EC competition rules"* Introduction In February 2002, T-Mobile and O2 notified two agreements that provided for the Parties to cooperate by way of network sharing in the buildout (...)

6107 Revue

Frédéric Jenny, Christian Ahlborn, Jeremy Bacharach, Christoph Barth, Christian Bovet, Marcel Boyer, Jacques Buhart, Maria Pilar Canedo Arrillaga, Michèle Carpagnano, Daniel Crane, Aymeric de Moncuit, Valentine Delaloye, Jacques Derenne, David-Julien dos Santos Goncalves, David Gabathuler, Mark Griffiths, Leigh Hancher, David Henry, Pierre Horna, David Kupka, Siún O’Keeffe, Christian Ritz, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Matthias Schlau, Mario Siragusa, Anastasia Usova, Faustine Viala, Masako Wakui Competition law and health crisis


Le choc inattendu provoqué par la crise du Covid-19 et les mesures prises pour limiter la propagation de la pandémie ont affecté le fonctionnement de nombreux marchés. Partout dans le monde, les autorités de la concurrence qui, au cours de la dernière décennie, avaient appliqué leurs lois dans le (...)

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