Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Catherine Gordley

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Catherine Gordley is an Associate in the Van Bael & Bellis’ Brussels office. Catherine’s practice focuses on all aspects of EU competition law. Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Catherine gained experience as a litigation and arbitration associate in the New York office of a leading international law firm.

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Catherine Gordley The EU Commission conditionally clears the acquisition of a financial data products provider by a leading financial infrastructure company (Refinitiv / London Stock Exchange)

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On 13 January 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) conditionally cleared the London Stock Exchange Group’s (“LSEG”) acquisition of financial data products provider Refinitiv following an in-depth (Phase 2) investigation. LSEG is a leading financial infrastructure company, which operates the (...)

Catherine Gordley The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal dismisses the Competition Authority’s decision and authorizes the acquisition of a company in the sports retailing sector in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (JD Sports / Footasylum)

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On 13 November 2020, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) upheld an appeal brought by JD Sports against the Competition and Markets Authority’s (“CMA”) decision to prohibit its already completed acquisition of rival retailer Footasylum. On 6 May 2020, the CMA had blocked the merger between the (...)

Catherine Gordley The Polish Competition Authority issues first decision authorising a foreign acquisition following its temporary FDI screening mechanism (H&F Corporate Investors VIII / The Center for Electronic Settlements Polish ePayments)

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On 19 October 2020, the Polish Competition Authority (“UOKiK”) issued a decision authorising the Cayman Islands-based H&F Corporate Investors VIII Ltd. to acquire the Center for Electronic Settlements Polish ePayments S.A. The transaction was not notified to the UOKiK under the normal merger (...)

Catherine Gordley The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger between global companies active in the rail transportation and signalling following a Phase I investigation (Alstom / Bombardier)

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On 31 July 2020, the European Commission (the “Commission”) announced its conditional clearance of Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. Both the target, a German subsidiary of Canadian Bombardier Inc., and the French acquirer, Alstom, are global companies active in rail (...)

William Haig, Porter Elliott, Catherine Gordley The EU General Court annuls the Commission’s decision prohibiting the acquisition of two telecommunication companies (Telefónica UK / Hutchison 3G UK)

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1. Summary On 28 May 2020, the EU General Court handed down a ruling annulling the European Commission’s (“Commission”) decision prohibiting the proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK (“O2”) by Hutchison 3G UK (“Three”). The ruling has potentially significant implications for mergers in the telecoms (...)

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