Alexandre G.Verheyden

Partner-in-Charge Brussels

(T) 32.2.645.15.09 (F) 32.2.645.14.45

With a focus on antitrust and competition law and significant experience in transatlantic mergers and cartels, Alexandre Verheyden represents major corporations and governments before the European Commission, European courts, and national authorities. He is also Partner-in-Charge of the Brussels Office.

Alexandre concentrates on complex merger cases. His experience spans all fields of competition law including abuse of dominant position/monopoly offense, cartel, merger, and state aid cases. He recently represented Wabtec in its acquisition of Faiveley in a complex Phase II case and Huber in the sale of its Silica business to Evonik, which was cleared with commitments. Alexandre also has successfully litigated a damage claim for anticompetitive conduct that resulted in a landmark settlement of €120 million and successfully represented several clients in the auto parts cartel. He also has strong State aid experience representing both companies and governments.

Alexandre coordinates Jones Day's competition practice in Europe. He has served as co-chair of the Communications Committee of the International Bar Association. He was a winner of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards for the article "EU Court of Justice Provides Guidance on Abusive Margin Squeezes" and was a scholarship recipient of the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He has authored various articles in the field of competition law and speaks regularly at conferences. He was previously admitted to the New York State Bar.

Experience

  • Milliken & Company acquires PolartecJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Polartec, a strong global brand known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel, from Versa Capital Management, LLC.
  • NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox Technologies for $6.9 billionJones Day is advising NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • 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.
  • J.M. Huber sells Silica business to Evonik for $630 millionJones Day advised J.M. Huber Corporation in the sale of its Silica business unit of Huber Engineered Materials to Evonik Industries AG for $630 million.
  • Manufacturer defends European Commission antitrust investigation involving automotive parts sectorJones Day advised a manufacturer regarding a European Commission antitrust investigation involving the automotive parts sector.
  • Linear Technology acquired by Analog Devices for $14.8 billionJones Day advised Linear Technology Corporation on its sale to Analog Devices, Inc.
  • POST Luxembourg successfully appeals Competition authority's fine for abuse of dominanceJones Day represented POST Luxembourg, the incumbent postal and telecom operator in Luxembourg, in its appeal before the Luxembourg Administrative Court against a decision of the Luxembourg Competition authority fining POST for alleged abuse of dominance through the application of illegal rebates.
  • 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.
  • Electricity producer and supplier seeks advice on state aid investigationJones Day advised an electricity producer and supplier in relation to the European Commission’s state aid investigation into the French capacity mechanism.
  • Wabtec acquires Gerken GroupJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in its acquisition of Gerken Group SA, a leading manufacturer of specialty carbon and graphite products for rail and other industrial applications.
  • Supplier of automotive parts resolves multiple investigations into alleged cartel activitiesJones Day advised a supplier of automotive parts regarding cartel investigations in multiple jurisdictions, including investigations by Germany's Federal Cartel Office and Spain's competition authority.
  • DENKA buys Neoprene polychloroprene business of DuPont™Jones Day advised Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (DENKA) in the purchase of the Neoprene polychloroprene business of DuPont™ by Denka Performance Elastomer LLC, a joint venture company owned 70 percent by DENKA and 30 percent by Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • EDF Luminus contests controversial Belgian nuclear taxJones Day advised EDF Luminus on possible strategies and antitrust arguments to contest the controversial Belgian nuclear tax, and also represented EDF Luminus before the Belgian Constitutional Court.
  • Sagevas, World Football Association, and Belgische PMU pursue successful abuse of dominance complaint against Belgian National LotteryOn behalf of Sagevas SA, the World Football Association, and Belgische PMU, Jones Day filed a complaint with the Belgian Competition Authority against the Belgian National Lottery for abusing its dominant position in the national sports betting market during the commercial launch of its sports betting product Scooore!
  • BASE Company successfully resolves abuse of dominance complaint brought against ProximusJones Day represented BASE Company in a damage claim for abuse of dominant position against Proximus NV, the Belgian mobile incumbent operator.
  • BASE obtains favorable decision in claim against Belgacom Mobile for abuse of dominant positionOn behalf of Dutch-based telecommunications operator KPN and its subsidiary BASE, Jones Day challenged abuses by Belgacom Group of its dominant position, which had radically distorted the competitive environment in the Belgian telecommunications market.
  • Eastman Chemical acquires Commonwealth Laminating & CoatingJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in its acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc., an independent manufacturer and global marketer and distributor of window films and specialty films for automotive, architectural, and protective applications.
  • Eastman Chemical acquires Taminco for $2.8 billionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in connection with its acquisition of Taminco Corporation, a global specialty chemical company, for $2.8 billion.
  • Eastman Chemical acquires aviation turbine oil business from BPJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in its acquisition of the assets of BP's global aviation turbine engine oil business.
  • Kingdom of Belgium wins dismissal of expropriation, related claims in Eastern District of VirginiaJones Day client the Kingdom of Belgium won dismissal of a case brought under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA).
  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 17-18, 2017
      Competition Law and Regulation in the Telecoms, Media & Technology Sectors
    • September 21, 2016
      Conducting Business in Europe through the Walloon Region in Belgium
    • January 15, 2016
      Recent Developments in EU Competitive Law 2016: Seminar for Japanese Companies
    • November 7, 2014
      Strategic and Legal Considerations for Organisation of REACH Authorisation, REACH Authorisation Workshop
    • November 5, 2014
      Competition Law & Regulation in the Telecoms & IT Sectors 2014
    • February 20, 2014
      Belgian Economic Code
    • September 24, 2013
      A New Belgian Competition Authority: What Impact for my Company?
    • June 14, 2013
      New Kinds of Abuses under Article 102 TFEU
    • January 28, 2013
      Telecoms Conference Series: Lessons from Hutchison/Orange: What's Next for EU Telecoms Consolidation?
    • May 2012
      Future regulatory challenges, seminar, Entreprise des Postes et Télécommunications (EP&T)
    • November 2011
      競争法研究協会シンポジウム:EU競争政策
    • November 10, 2011
      European Union Competition Policy Symposium in Tokyo
    • November 2011
      Co-chair of the Communications Law committee of the IBA (International Bar Association); Round tables & presentation in the framework of the Telecommunications Sector
    • February 22, 2011
      GSM Association's (GSMA) General Counsel Summit
    • February 15, 2011
      Further consolidation in telecoms: what will be the position of antitrust authorities across the world?; Access to customers or networks? The rules which govern revenue allocation between carriers and content providers, GSM Association General Counsel Summit
    • December 2010
      2010 Unilateral Conduct Workshop hosted by DG Competition of the European Commission
    • November 5, 2009
      The Prohibition of Abuse of Dominant Position in the Electronic Communications Sector - A Perspective From a Practionner, CRID/ICRI / Cullen International
    • October 20, 2009
      Recent competition law issues in relation to mobile activities, IBC
    • July 1, 2008
      The CFI Judgment in Deutsche Telekom AG v. Commission, Lunch talk of the College of Europe
    • November 2007
      Communications and Competition Law - Flexibility of Remedies, IBC Informa Conference
    • December 2006
      General Competition and Regulatory Principles at Play in the Field of Electronic Communications, University of Zagreb
    • 2006
      The latest developments of anti-trust law, closed door seminar organized by LECG
    • November 6, 2006
      The design of judicial review in electronic communications - Role of the ECJ in the regulation of the market for Electronic Communications, CRID
    • October 2006
      Keidanren Seminar
    • September 17-22, 2006
      The Future of International Terminating Access, IBA Conference
    • January 18, 2005
      Case Study on the International Coordination and Enforcement Issues Arising in the Telecommunications Sector, 2nd Regulation Forum Meeting of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
    • November 25, 2004
      Competition Law and Sector-Specific Regulation in the EU and Emerging Countries, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Conference
    • December 2003
      Taking a Case for Failure to Implement under the New Regime, 4th Annual Regulatory Conference of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association
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