Henry de la Barre's practice primarily focuses on antitrust and competition law matters, both at the European Union (EU) and national levels. He advises major national and international companies in their proceedings with the European Commission (EC) and the National Competition Authorities in Belgium and other EU Member States. Henry's competition law experience includes merger control, anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and State aid. He is regularly involved in merger filings before national authorities and the EC.
Henry assists clients in various industries. He has developed a thorough knowledge of the energy sector and several heavy industry segments. In recent years, Henry has assisted clients in obtaining antitrust clearances around the globe in several complex multijurisdictional transactions where he has acted as lead associate.
In addition to competition and antitrust procedures, he has been involved in proceedings before the Belgian telecom regulator and the EC for several matters concerning the EU Electronic Communications Code and the EU Roaming Regulation.
Dual Distribution in the Digital Age: The European Commission Drafts New Competition Rules, (CPI Antitrust Chronicle)
Transaction "Designed" to Evade Merger Control Leads to U.S. and EU Penalties The M&A Lawyer, 2019, Issue 7
Economic Evidence In Merger Review: EU's Highest Court Clarifies Rights Of Defense, The M&A Lawyer, Volume 23, Issue 3
- March 2018
Commission Expansionism in EU Merger Control - Fact and Fiction
- June 2016
EU roaming regulation IV: implementation challenges ahead
- College of Europe, Bruges (LL.M. in EU Institutional & EU Competition Law 2015); Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (LL.M. in EU & International Law 2014); University of Namur (LL.B. 2012)
- French, Dutch, and English