Jones Day (Brussels)

Geoffroy Van De Walle

Jones Day (Brussels)
Of Counsel

Geoffroy Van De Walle is of counsel for Jones Day in Brussels. His representations span across Europe at the national and EU levels, as well as in emerging economies. Geoffroy regularly assists clients with navigating cross-border merger control reviews, including complex investigations requiring divestitures. He also represents clients on all aspects of global cartels, abuse of dominance, and state aid investigations, including in appeal procedures before the courts. Geoffroy also advises companies on ensuring antitrust compliance and has organized a number of compliance programs and on-site training sessions for clients. He also helps clients to ensure compliance with antitrust rules in relation to distribution, licensing, and other commercial agreements. Prior to joining the Firm in 2015, Geoffroy was an antitrust associate at an international law firm in Brussels. He received his LL.M. from the New York University School of Law, where he was awarded the Frank T. Diersen prize for distinction in the LL.M. program and the Betty Bock prize for Competition Policy. Geoffroy regularly publishes articles and speaks on topics in the competition field.


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Eric Barbier de la Serre, Yvan N. Desmedt, Mark Jones, Mario Todino, Geoffroy Van De Walle, Alexandre G. Verheyden The EU Court of Justice annuls a General Court decision which had adopted a high standard of proof for the Commission to block transactions in concentrated markets in which neither the parties to the deal nor other competitors have a dominant position (Telefónica UK / Hutchison 3G UK)


In Short The Development : The Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") annulled a General Court ("GC") ruling that had adopted a high standard of proof for the European Commission ("EC") to block transactions in concentrated markets in which neither the parties to the deal nor other (...)

Jason Beer, Charlotte Breuvart, Katherine M. Brockmeyer, Marta Delgado Echevarría, Mark Jones, Geoffroy Van De Walle, Johannes Zöttl The UK Competition Authority provisionally fines a premier league football club up to £880k after it admitted to an anticompetitive arrangement with a sports clothing retailer which reported the arrangement under the Authority’s leniency policy (Leicester City FC / JD Sports)


The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") will fine Leicester City Football Club ("LCFC") up to £880k after it admitted to an anticompetitive arrangement with sports clothing retailer JD Sports, which reported the arrangement under the CMA’s leniency policy. Both LCFC and JD Sports (...)

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Geoffroy Van De Walle, Bernard Amory, Ryan C. Thomas, Craig A. Waldman, Yizhe Zhang The EU Commission proposes a chip act to confront semiconductor shortages and strengthen Europe’s technological leadership


In Short The Background : The recent semiconductor shortage, COVID-related supply chain disruptions, and trade tensions have exposed the European Union’s ("EU") dependency on chips made in other continents. The Development : The European Commission ("EC") has proposed legislation—the EU (...)

Bernard Amory, Jürgen Beninca, Laurent De Muyter, Geoffroy Van De Walle, Alexandre G. Verheyden, Craig A. Waldman The EU General Court annuls the Commission’s landmark decision fining a semiconductor company for €1.06B for abuse of dominant position (Intel)


The EU General Court ("GC") annulled the European Commission’s €1.06 billion antitrust fine imposed on Intel in 2009 for allegedly abusing its dominant position in x86 Central Processing Units ("CPUs") by offering loyalty rebates to customers, excluding competitors such as AMD. The GC held (...)

Geoffroy Van De Walle, Maria Clemence Ververs The Dutch Competition Authority clears a merger in the Dutch healthcare sector after a Phase II investigation emphasizing an analysis of the “relevant market” definition (AMC de Meren - JellinekMentrum)


Introduction On 16 April 2008 the Dutch Competition Authority (Nederlandse Mededingingsauthoriteit,hereafter the “NMa”) cleared the merger of Stichting AMC de Meren and Stichting JellinekMentrumafter a Phase II investigation. AMC de Meren and JellinekMentrumare both health care institutions (...)



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