DLA Piper (Brussels)

Laurent Geelhand

DLA Piper (Brussels)

Laurent Geelhand is Partner at DLA Piper in Brussels. He was the Managing Partner of Hausfeld in Brussels for 8 years. He is one of the pioneers of antitrust private enforcement in Europe. Prior to Hausfeld, Laurent was the European General Counsel of Michelin, where he turned Michelin’s European legal department into a profit centre by systematically pursuing actions against suppliers and securing multi-million euros settlements arising from the rubber chemicals, synthetic rubber and paraffin wax cartels using innovative litigation techniques and funding schemes. While at Michelin, he also devised a highly regarded and successful antitrust compliance programme using innovative communication techniques. For years, Laurent has been at the forefront of private enforcement in Europe having been involved in many landmark antitrust cases. Laurent has represented Michelin in the Michelin II abuse of dominance case, Boeing before the European Commission in the Boeing/McDonnell Douglas merger control case and Klaus Jacobs in the Belgian Barry/Callebaut merger control case, as well as Coca-Cola Enterprises in abuse of dominance litigation. Laurent is also widely recognized as an authority in European antitrust law and cross-border litigation, listed among the stars of the in-house antitrust bar by Global Competition Review, and is a regular speaker at leading conferences worldwide such as the ABA and French Supreme Court and frequently interviewed by the Financial Times and Business Week.

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762 Bulletin

Laurent Geelhand, Antoine Riquier The French Competition Authority imposes interim measures on a dominant Big Tech company requiring it to enter into good faith negotiations with publishers and new agencies (Google)


After the record fine of 1.1 billion euros against Apple, the French Competition Authority continues to show a strong leadership in its fight against “Big Tech” — Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, the “GAFAs,” — by imposing interim measures on Google, requiring it to enter into good faith (...)

Laurent Geelhand, Anthony Maton, Nicola Boyle, Anna Morfey, Alex Petrasincu The EU Commission concludes a five-year investigation finding that five truck manufacturers coordinated their prices (MAN / Volvo / Renault / Daimler / Iveco / DAF Trucks)


The Trucks Cartel On 19 July 2016, the EC concluded a five-year investigation finding that five major truck manufacturers – MAN, Volvo / Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF (the ‘’Cartelists") – unlawfully coordinated the pricing of trucks over a 14-year period, from 1997 – 2011, as well as colluding on (...)

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Stephen Blake, Laurent Geelhand, Laurence Idot, Katrin Roesen, Corinne Dussart-Lefret La procédure de transaction : Quelle application en Europe ? (Rendez-Vous de l’Autorité - Paris, 2 octobre 2018)


Trois ans après l’introduction de la procédure de transaction dans les outils à la disposition de l’Autorité de la concurrence, l’Autorité a pu constater son succès et le très fort développement qu’elle a connu, les entreprises sollicitant son application de plus en plus souvent. Avant l’adoption de son (...)


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