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Serge Clerckx
Partner

Contact

(T) +32.2.645.15.03
(F) +32.2.645.14.45

Education

  • Georgetown University (LL.M. 2002); University of Louvain (Master of Economic Law 1999); University of Leuven (J.D. 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Brussels

For more than 15 years, clients have benefited from Serge Clerckx's extensive experience in EU competition law and government regulation in a wide range of sectors, including aerospace, consumer goods, technology, and ITC.

His competition practice covers merger control and antitrust. Serge has led several recent merger cases for P&G, including the $12.5 billion sale of its beauty business (including Hugo Boss, Gucci, Max Factor, Wella) to Coty; its acquisition of Sara Lee's air care business; and the sales of its European pet care business to Spectrum Brands, its global pet care business to Mars, its Pringles business to Kellogg, and its bleach business to Fater SpA. He also led NextiraOne's acquisition by Dimension Data, Goodrich's $18.4 billion merger with UTC, and TI's acquisition of National Semiconductors. His antitrust practice includes complex investigations and private enforcement litigation, including a landmark €120 million settlement for KPN following an abuse of dominance claim against Belgacom.

Serge also has extensive experience in regulated industries including the representation of the GSM Association before the European Court of Justice on the legal basis of the regulation of international roaming prices.

Other representative clients include Bunge, The Carlyle Group, Ferro, Knauf Insulation, KPN Group, Materion, Micron, Owens Corning, Solvay, Socar Trading, UPM, and The World Bank.

Serge regularly speaks at conferences and publishes on competition law and government regulation. He is a guest lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris and the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He won the 2012 Writing Award for Best Business Unilateral Conduct article from the Institute of Competition Law.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Recommended as a leading practitioner by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, and Legal 500

    Named to the inaugural issue of Who's Who Legal: Competition — Future Leaders (2017)

Languages

Dutch, English, French, Spanish
Serge Clerckx