Jones Day (Brussels)

Serge Clerckx

Jones Day (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Serge Clerckx has extensive experience in EC competition law and government regulation, particularly in the IT and communications sectors. His competition practice covers both merger control and antitrust. Examples of recent merger cases include SCA/Procter & Gamble, Procter & Gamble/Gillette, and various acquisitions by British Telecom (BT). His antitrust practice includes complex investigations and private enforcement litigation, including a ?500m damage claim for abuse of dominant position, as well as day-to-day counseling for global trade associations on antitrust compliance. Serge’s government regulatory work involves representation of clients in IT, communications, and other regulated industries at the international, EU, and national levels. Most recent matters include the representation of the GSM Association before the European Court of Justice in Case C-58/08 on the legal basis of the regulation of international roaming prices. Serge’s representative clients include BT, General Motors, GSM Association, KPN Group Belgium (formerly BASE), Procter & Gamble, Tele2, and Wavecrest. Serge regularly speaks at conferences and has published articles on competition law and government regulation.

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Charlotte Breuvart, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Serge Clerckx, Michael A. Gleason, Johannes Zöttl The EU Commission issues guidance on the application of the referral mechanism set out in Article 22 of the Merger Regulation expanding its antitrust reviews to non-reportable transactions

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In Short The Situation : According to the European Commission ("EC"), an increasing number of competitively significant transactions have evaded merger notification because one or both of the transacting parties (but typically a small, high value target) did not meet EC or any Member State (...)

Henry de la Barre d’Erquelinnes, John W. Magruder, Serge Clerckx, Peter J. Love, Pamela L. Taylor The EU Commission follows other countries’ antitrust authorities and assesses penalties against optical products company for structuring a transaction to avoid premerger notification filings and waiting period requirements (Canon / Toshiba)

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This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Antitrust authorities in the United States and European Union have assessed penalties and fines against Canon, and in the United States, Toshiba, for structuring (...)

Charlotte Breuvart, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Henry de la Barre d’Erquelinnes, Serge Clerckx The EU Court of Justice rules that the Commission violates rights of defence when it failed to share the final economic model used in its decision to block a merger (UPS / TNT)

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In Short The Development : The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled that the European Commission ("Commission") violated UPS’s rights of defense when it failed to provide UPS with the final economic model used in its decision to block UPS’s proposed acquisition of TNT in 2013. The Result : (...)

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Serge Clerckx The EU Court of Justice issues a preliminary ruling in a case concerning price squeeze abuses providing clear guidance on this issue (TeliaSonera)

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This article has been nominated for the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 17 February 2011, the European Union Court of Justice ("CJ") issued a preliminary ruling in an ongoing case concerning price squeeze abuses. Questions were (...)

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