CeceliaKye

Project Attorney

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Cecelia Kye has focused on the fields of EU competition law and government regulation for more than 20 years. She has advised corporations in connection with merger control filings and government investigations in a broad range of sectors, including transportation, raw materials, and communications.

Cecelia has advised various major entities in merger cases at the EU level. Most recently, she assisted Wabtec in its acquisition of Faiveley in the railway sector. She also advised Nuvia Nordic and Coor Services Management Nuclear on a joint venture in the field of nuclear services, J.M. Huber in its acquisition by Omya in the raw materials sector, and British Telecom in its acquisition of Radianz. In the area of government investigations, Cecelia advised Dole in the European Commission proceedings in relation to banana and exotic fruit importers. She also has assisted in other cartel proceedings for a paper and forestry products manufacturer.

In the field of trade matters, Cecelia most recently advised the EU industry in a trade protection procedure in the field of raw materials/chemical derivatives.

Cecelia has authored numerous publications in the field of European competition law. She also served as a visiting lecturer at the Catholic University of Louvain School of Law from 2008 to 2017, teaching a course on "Introduction to American Law." Prior to joining Jones Day in 2002, Cecelia practiced law in Brussels in the fields of merger control and government relations.

Experience

  • Wabtec and GE Transportation merge in $11.1 billion transactionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in a Reverse Morris Trust merger with GE Transportation, valued at $11.1 billion.
  • Wabtec acquires Faiveley Transport for $1.8 billionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in the acquisition of Faiveley Transport S.A., a global supplier of high added value integrated systems for the railway industry, for a total of $1.8 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt.
  • Nuvia Nordic and Coor Services Management Nuclear obtain EC competition approval for nuclear services joint venture in SwedenJones Day assisted Nuvia Nordic AB and Coor Services Management Nuclear AB in notifying the creation of a new joint venture, Nordic Nuclear Services, to the European Commission.
  • Dole successfully defends against EC antitrust investigation of exotic fruits importersJones Day represented Dole Food Company in connection with the European Commission antitrust investigation into the conduct of exotic fruits importers.
  • Dole defends against EC antitrust investigation of banana importersJones Day represented Dole Food Company in connection with the European Commission antitrust investigation into the conduct of banana importers.
  • J.M. Huber sells global precipitated calcium carbonate business to OmyaJones Day advised J.M. Huber Corporation in the sale of its global precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) business to Omya AG.
  • British Telecom obtains EC antitrust clearance for $175 million acquisition of extranet service provider RadianzJones Day represented British Telecommunications plc (BT) in the successful EC antitrust clearance of BT's $175 million acquisition of extranet service provider Radianz from Reuters.
  • Paper and forestry products manufacturer defends cartel investigationsJones Day advised a global paper and forestry products manufacturer with respect to various cartel investigations relating to the paper and forestry products businesses.
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