Wilko Van Weert

McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Wilko van Weert is a partner in the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, based in its Brussels office. His practice focuses on EU competition, EU regulatory and EU trade law, with a particular emphasis on the interface between competition and intellectual property law. This is reflected in his significant representation of clients in the media and broadcasting sector, as well as those in industries such as high-tech electronics, automotive, aviation, biotechnology, oil and paper. In addition to his experience as a private practitioner, Wilko has also worked on the side of the regulator, as senior counsel to the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa). He has advocated and litigated matters before the European Commission and the EU Courts in Luxembourg, most recently in a number of high-profile merger control cases against the European Commission. Wilko has also successfully handled corporate claims for damages resulting from illicit cartel behavior.

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Sabine Nauges, Daniel von Brevern, Christian Krohs, Andrea L. Hamilton, David Henry, Wilko Van Weert, Laurent Ayache The EU Commission adopts a temporary framework allowing Member States to grant State aid to businesses to help them face the COVID-19 crisis

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On 19 March 2020, the European Commission adopted a temporary framework that allows Member States to grant certain State aid to businesses to help them face the economic and financial consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. In the wake of this decision—and in a record time of (...)

Wilko Van Weert, Mai Muto The EU Commission reiterates its position that if a business allows for the non-exclusive licensing of its products in the EEA, the licensor can no longer control the sale of the product (NBCUniversal Media / Comcast)

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The European Commission has reiterated its position that if a business allows for the non-exclusive licensing of its products in the EEA, such licensor can no longer control where, to whom, and in what manner (online/off-line) the products can be sold within the EEA. On 30 January 2020, the (...)

Wilko Van Weert, Jacques Buhart The EU General Court upholds the EU Commission’s fine of €150 m on undertakings for entering into reverse settlement agreements which delayed the entry of cheaper generic versions of a blockbuster antidepressant (Lundbeck)

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EU COURT CONFIRMS EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S DECISION ON PAY-FOR-DELAY AGREEMENTS* On 8 September 2016, the General Court of the European Union upheld the European Commission’s decision in which the antitrust regulator imposed fines of approximately EUR 150 million on Lundbeck and a number of generic (...)

Wilko Van Weert The Polish Competition Authority publishes a position paper in which it expressed its opinion on the undertakings operations on the Polish market for transportation services (Uber)

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POLISH COMPETITION AUTHORITY SUPPORTS UBER* On 5 May 2016, the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) published a position paper in which it expressed its opinion on Uber’s operations on the Polish market for transportation services. UOKiK has been monitoring and (...)

Wilko Van Weert The EU Commission clears the acquisition of two undertakings subject to commitment to license technology to any customer interested at FRAND conditions (Equens / Wordline)

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EU : MERGER CASE CLEARED FOLLOWING OFFER OF FRAND TECHNOLOGY LICENSE* On 20 April 2016, the European Commission (Commission) cleared, under its merger control rules, the acquisition of Equens and PaySquare by Worldline subject to, amongst others, a commitment to license technology to any (...)

Wilko Van Weert, David Henry The EU Court of Justice rules on the seeking of injunctions in the context of standard-essential patents encumbered by FRAND in the technology sector (Huawei / ZTE)

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THE EUROPEAN UNION’S HIGHEST COURT RULES ON STANDARD-ESSENTIAL PATENTS INJUNCTIONS AND ABUSE OF DOMINANCE* The long-awaited ruling on the seeking of injunctions in the context of standard-essential patents encumbered by fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms has been delivered (...)

Naoko Takasaki, Shigeyoshi Ezaki, Wilko Van Weert The Osaka High Court issues an injunction preventing a company from physically blocking independent taxi drivers lining up, acquiring customers and awarded damages in the independent taxi sector (Drivers / Shintetsu)

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I. Introduction On 31 October 2014, the Osaka High Court (“Court”) found that Shintetsu engaged in an unfair trade practice in violation of the AMA by physically preventing the Drivers from seeking and acquiring customers at taxicab stands outside two Kobe Electric Railway Co., Ltd’s stations (...)

Philip Bentley, Wilko Van Weert The EU Court of Justice confirms that the maximum 10 per cent fine applies to non-infringing parent companies based exclusively on the subsidiary’s turnover in a cartel operating on the market for zips and other fasteners (YKK)

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CJEU RULES MAXIMUM CARTEL FINE APPLIES ONLY TO INFRINGING SUBSIDIARY TURNOVER AND REDUCES FINE BY €17 MILLION* On 4 September 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that the maximum fine of 10 per cent of turnover imposed on the infringing subsidiary of a (...)

Naoko Takasaki, Shigeyoshi Ezaki, Wilko Van Weert The Tokyo High Court recognizes that providing advice or guidance to franchisees to sell products at “recommended price” is indeed an abuse of a superior bargaining position (SEJ)

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I. Introduction A private party is entitled to file an Article 25 suit against a party that has committed a certain act in violation of AMA, including but not limited to unfair trade practice by abusing of superior bargaining position, on condition that there is a final and binding (...)

Wilko Van Weert The Japanese Federal Trade Commission issues a communication on the coordination of relief supplies’ delivery clarifying that such coordination does not raise antitrust concerns

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This article has been nominated for the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has issued two Communications on the extent to which industry coordination intended to deal with the aftermath of the great (...)

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