Baker McKenzie (Brussels)

Gavin Bushell

Baker McKenzie (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Gavin Bushell is a partner in the European & Competition Law Practice Group in Brussels, where he advises clients on EU competition, state aid and aviation law. He has more than 10 years of experience practicing law and is a frequent speaker at legal conferences, particularly on aviation matters. Mr. Bushell is chairman of the Law Society, Brussels Section, and co-author of a number of articles on EU competition law. He is also a member of various legal and industry associations such as the European Air Law Association, the European Nuclear Energy Forum, the World Nuclear Association and the European Aviation Club. In March 2012, Mr. Bushell was named by Global Competition Review as one of the top 40 of the world’s leading competition practitioners under the age of 40 in its 40 under 40 survey. Mr. Bushell focuses on EU competition and state aid law, EU merger control law and aviation law and regulation, and has acted for global companies in various sectors including aviation, banking, beverages, mining, recorded music, manufacturing, packaging and nuclear energy. He has broad experience in all aspects of merger transactions, international cartel and horizontal agreement investigations, state aid proceedings, Article 102 TFEU (abuse of dominance) investigations as well as representing clients in litigation before the General Court of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg to challenge European Commission decisions. Mr. Bushell has advised and trained clients around the world on creating and implementing competition compliance training programmes.



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Gavin Benjamin Bushell The EU Commission opens consultations seeking views on possible improvements of the merger regulation, in particular extending its scope to the acquisition of non-controlling minority shareholdings


Minority Report ? The EC’s public consultation on minority shareholdings* On 25 June 2013, the European Commission launched a public consultation entitled “Towards more effective EU Merger Control” in which the Commission proposes to (i) expand its powers to review non-controlling minority (...)

Gavin Benjamin Bushell The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Mazak issues his opinion recommending to dismiss an appeal against pharma company’s abuse of dominance (AstraZeneca)


AstraZeneca v Commission, Advocate-General Mazak’s Opinion of 15 May 2012* On 15 May 2012, Advocate-General Mazák delivered his long awaited Opinion to the European Court of Justice in the long-running AstraZeneca litigation. Practitioners hoping for an opinion that tempered some of the more (...)

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