Geoffroyvan de Walle

Associate

Brussels + 32.2.645.15.60

Geoffroy van de Walle's practice has focused on representing clients in antitrust investigations and litigation for nearly 10 years. His representations span across Europe at the national and EU levels, as well as in emerging economies.

Geoffroy regularly assists clients with navigating cross-border merger control reviews, including complex investigations requiring divestitures. He also represents clients on all aspects of global cartels, abuse of dominance, and state aid investigations, including in appeal procedures before the courts.

Geoffroy also advises companies on ensuring antitrust compliance and has organized a number of compliance programs and on-site training sessions for clients. He also helps clients to ensure compliance with antitrust rules in relation to distribution, licensing, and other commercial agreements.

Prior to joining the Firm in 2015, Geoffroy was an antitrust associate at an international law firm in Brussels. He received his LL.M. from the New York University School of Law, where he was awarded the Frank T. Diersen prize for distinction in the LL.M. program and the Betty Bock prize for Competition Policy. Geoffroy regularly publishes articles and speaks on topics in the competition field.

Experience

  • NVIDIA acquires Mellanox Technologies for approximately $7 billionJones Day advised 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.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Borchers from The Jordan CompanyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company known for its innovative high-performance coating additives and specialty catalyst solutions, from The Jordan Company, L.P.
  • NEP Group acquired by Carlyle Global PartnersJones Day advised the NEP Group, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based global leader in outsourced technical production for producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events, in connection with the acquisition by Carlyle Global Partners of a majority stake in NEP Group.
  • Baker Hughes sells natural gas solutions business to First Reserve and Pietro FiorentiniJones Day advised Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), in the sale of its global Natural Gas Solutions (NGS) business to two separate buyers, First Reserve and Pietro Fiorentini.
  • Global video game developer/publisher defends European Commission antitrust investigationJones Day is advising a global video game developer/publisher regarding a European Commission antitrust investigation into vertical restraints (including "geo-blocking" issues) in the video games sector.
  • 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.
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