Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

Daniel Barrio

Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Associate

Daniel advises clients on all aspects of EU competition law, including merger control, cartel and antitrust investigations, horizontal and vertical agreements, compliance programs and State aid. Daniel has acted in multi-jurisdictional merger control reviews of major transactions in the food and drink, medical and energy sectors and advised clients in EU cartel investigations in the shipping and animal feed sectors.

He has developed expertise in various areas of vertical restraints having regularly advised clients on issues of resale price maintenance, online sales restrictions and selective distribution.

Daniel is admitted to the bar in Madrid and Brussels (E-List), and speaks fluent Spanish, German and English.

Daniel’s recent experience includes advising :

  • AerCap on its US$30 billion combination with General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)
  • Weir Group on the recent US$405 million disposal of its Oil and Gas business division in 2020 subject to merger control and foreign direct investment clearances in numerous jurisdictions
  • A multinational drink and brewing company in the acquisition of a global competitor with merger control filings in over 20 jurisdictions
  • A UK energy company in filing an action for annulment before the EU General Court against a Commission State aid decision
  • A shipping company in cartel investigations in the EU and a number of Asian jurisdictions

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Articles

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Stephen Wisking, Daniel Vowden, Daniel Barrio, Agathe Célarié The EU Court of Justice annuls a Commission’s decision accepting legally binding commitments offered by a company aimed at addressing an investigation into cross-border pay-TV in the EU (Paramount / Sky / Groupe Canal +)

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On 9 December 2020, the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) annulled a European Commission decision accepting legally binding commitments offered by Paramount aimed at addressing a Commission investigation into cross-border pay-TV in the EU (the “Paramount Commitment Decision”). The CJEU also set (...)

Daniel Vowden, Adrian Brown, Daniel Barrio The EU Commission fines ethylene purchasers in the chemical industry for participating in a cartel aimed at purchasing a product at the lowest possible price (Orbia / Clariant / Celanese / Westlake)

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On 22 January 2021, the European Commission published a non-confidential version of its decision to fine ethylene purchasers Orbia, Clariant and Celanese a total of EUR 260 million for participating in a cartel aimed at purchasing ethylene at the lowest possible price, to the detriment of (...)

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