Linklaters (Brussels)

Jonas Koponen

Linklaters (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Jonas is a highly regarded international competition lawyer, based in Brussels. His experience spans from complex transactional to contentious competition law cases in Europe and beyond. Jonas represents clients from around the world on merger review of M&A transactions. He has advised parties to numerous complex transactions, several of which were reviewed in “Phase II” by the European Commission and other authorities worldwide. In addition, he represents companies in investigations of business conduct, such as abuse of dominance, anti-competitive agreements and practices, and cartel matters (also involving applications for immunity and leniency) and related litigation.

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Articles

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Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Yuan Cheng The Chinese MOFCOM approves, subject to equity divestiture, a proposed acquisition in the electronic yarn clearers for automatic winders (Penelope / Savio Macchine Tessili)

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On 31 October 2011, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (“MOFCOM”) announced its eighth conditional clearance decision, approving the acquisition of Savio by Penelope subject to an equity divestiture. This is the third decision since the introduction of the AML to require (...)

Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Thomas A. McGrath, Yuan Cheng The Chinese MOFCOM issues new interim provisions on the assessment of anticompetitive effects of mergers

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On 2 September 2011, the PRC Ministry of Commerce (the “MOFCOM”) published on its website the Interim Provisions on Assessment of Competitive Impact of Concentrations of Business Operators (the “Interim Provisions”), which came into effect on 5 September 2011. The Interim Provisions elaborate on (...)

Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Yuan Cheng The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally approves merger between two Russian undertakings in the Chinese potash industry (Uralkali / Silvinit)

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On 2 June 2011, under two months into Phase 2, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (“MOFCOM”) publicly announced its decision approving the merger of Uralkali with Silvinit, leading to the creation of the world’s second largest potassium chloride supplier, subject to several (...)

Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Yuan Cheng The Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) publishes details of decision issued by the local Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) in concrete market-sharing cartel (Concrete Committee cartel)

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The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) recently published on its website details of a case brought by the Administration for Industry & Commerce (“AIC”) of Jiangsu Province against a local construction materials and machinery association and its respective members for (...)

Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Thomas A. McGrath, Yuan Cheng The Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) issues three substantive regulations on enforcement of the Anti- Monopoly Law

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On 7 January 2011, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) published three substantive Regulations on enforcement of the Anti- Monopoly Law (“AML”), regarding Monopolistic Agreements, Abuse of Dominance and Abuse of Administrative Powers. In May 2009 and May 2010, SAIC twice (...)

Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Thomas A. McGrath, Yuan Cheng The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) sanctions paper manufacturer association for price-fixing and output restriction cartel (Fuyang Paper Manufacture Industry Association)

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In a statement on 4 January 2011, the PRC National Development and Reform Commission (the ”NDRC”), the department in charge of price administration, announced that it has fined the Paper Manufacture Industry Association in Fuyang City, Zhejiang Province RMB 500,000 for organising a cartel. (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Christopher Bellamy QC, Gerwin Van Gerven, Jonas Koponen, Joseph P. Armao, Nicole Kar, Olivier d’Ormesson The EU Commission introduces a new settlement procedure for cartel cases during investigations

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On 30 June 2008, the European Commission introduced a new settlement procedure for cartel cases. Under the new procedure, the parties in a cartel investigation may acknowledge their breach of European antitrust law and waive certain procedural rights in exchange for a 10% reduction of the fine. (...)

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