Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)

Andris Rimsa

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)

Andris Rimsa is a counsel based in the Brussels office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He specializes in EU competition law and advises clients on a wide range of antitrust issues, including restrictive practices, merger control proceedings, abuse of dominance and litigation before EU courts. His experience includes various sectors, notably pharmaceuticals, automotive, manufacturing and industrial services, and the sports industry. Andris joined Cleary Gottlieb in 2012.


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2022 Antitrust Writing Awards - Business Article, Cross-border issues Winner (Andris Rimsa)
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1223 Bulletin

Nicholas Levy, Andris Rimsa, Chloe Hassard, Bianca Buzatu The EU General Court upholds the Commission’s merger referral policy, thereby expanding the Commission’s jurisdiction over non-reportable transactions (Illumina / GRAIL)


In a significant judgment rendered on July 13, 2022 (“Judgment”), the EU’s General Court validated the position taken by the European Commission (“EC”) in a March 2021 Guidance Paper encouraging national competition authorities (“NCAs”) to use Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation (“EUMR”) to refer (...)

Antoine Winckler, Andris Rimsa, Wanjie Lin, Edward Dean The EU General Court upholds the Commission’s decision to fine a multinational telecommunications company €124.5M for gun jumping (Altice / PT Portugal)


On September 22, 2021, the General Court upheld the European Commission’s decision to fine Altice Europe NV, a multinational telecommunications company, for prematurely implementing its acquisition of PT Portugal. Altice had engaged in conduct that contributed to the change in control of PT (...)

Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Patrick Bock, Thomas Graf, Andris Rimsa, Vladimir Novak, Edward Dean, Sophie Donnelly The EU Commission seeks public comments on draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and vertical restraints guidelines


The European Commission (“EC”), on July 9, 2021 [1], published its long-anticipated proposed update of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation [2] (“VBER”) and the corresponding draft Vertical Restraints Guidelines (“Vertical Guidelines”) [3] for public consultation and comment by September 17, 2021 (...)

Andris Rimsa, François-Charles Laprévote, Giuliana D’Andrea, Mario Siragusa, Alessandro Comino The EU Commission proposes a far-reaching regulation to tackle foreign subsidies


On May 5, 2021, the European Commission (“EC”) proposed a new draft regulation that, if adopted, would introduce sweeping measures aimed at controlling the impact of foreign subsidies on the EU single market (“Proposed Regulation”). The Proposed Regulation reflects the EU’s policy priority to (...)

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