Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

Daniel Vowden

Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Daniel Vowden is an expert in EU and UK competition law matters. He has acted on complex and challenging UK merger control cases and many high-profile, cross-border deals requiring regulatory approval in Brussels and in other jurisdictions. Daniel’s transactional expertise is balanced with in-depth experience of behavioural and advisory matters, including EU and UK cartel investigations, with a particular focus on the financial services, mining, TMT and retail sectors.

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Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Articles

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Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Daniel Vowden, Agathe Célarié The EU Court of Justice confirms the liability of a parent company for the conduct of its subsidiaries involved in a cartel (Goldman Sachs)

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On 27 January 2021, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) dismissed in its entirety an appeal brought by the Goldman Sachs Group (Goldman Sachs) against a General Court ruling which confirmed Goldman Sachs’ joint and several liability in the 2014 power cables cartel (judgment here). The CJEU (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Mark Jephcott, Veronica Roberts, Daniel Vowden, Kristien Geeurickx The UK Government and the EU Commission agree on a trade and cooperation act detailing the applicability of both merger control regimes after Brexit

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On 1 January 2021, with the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK entered the real world of Brexit. This has immediate implications for merger control both in the UK and the EU. Any companies involved in deals need to be aware of the impact. As of 1 January 2021 the EU Merger Regulation (...)

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 (...)

Stephen Wisking, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Daniel Vowden, Juliana Penz The UK Competition Authority releases a market study on online platforms and digital advertising

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In July 2020, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published its market study final report “Online platforms and digital advertising” (“Report”) (see the Report here). The Report includes significant recommendations on the future regulation of platforms funded by digital advertising, (...)

Veronica Roberts, Daniel Vowden, Ruth Allen, Kristien Geeurickx The UK Competition Authority announces its provisional clearance of a proposed acquisition of a stake in a food delivery company in its first application of “failing firm” defence during the COVID-19 pandemic (Amazon / Deliveroo)

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On 17 April 2020 the CMA announced its provisional clearance of Amazon’s proposed acquisition of a stake in Deliveroo. The transaction was referred for an in-depth Phase 2 investigation in December 2019, in light of concerns about the impact on competition for the supply of online restaurant (...)

Daniel Vowden, James Quinney The UK Office of Fair Trading concludes that asset acquisition in administration on proceedings does not qualify for merger investigation (Shell UK / Greenergy / Vopak Holding)

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On 6 June 2013 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published its decision on the completed acquisition of certain assets of Petroplus Refining and Marketing Limited (PRML). The asset sale was conducted in the course of administration proceedings, the underlying business having ceased trading. (...)

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