TristanVerminck

Associate

Brussels + 32.2.645.14.28

Tristan Verminck's practice focuses on representing clients in the area of European and Belgian competition law and regulatory matters in various sectors, including the regulated industries of TMT and energy. His practice covers merger control, cartels, anticompetitive agreements, and abuse of dominance.

Tristan's competition law experience includes merger control at the EU and national levels, representing both notifying parties and third-party interveners. He regularly assists clients with navigating complex cross-border merger control reviews. He regularly advises on commercial agreements and the establishment of distribution networks and has litigation experience before the civil courts. He also assists telecom clients in various matters, such as licensing issues and access agreements. In addition, he helps clients with the implementation of antitrust compliance programs and organizes compliance programs and training sessions.

Tristan worked as an associate in Jones Day's Washington, D.C. Office from 2018 to 2019. Prior to joining the Firm he worked at a company in Washington, D.C. that provides expert economic testimony in antitrust and intellectual property proceedings. He also practiced in the Brussels office of a leading Belgian law firm.

Experience

  • PETRONAS Chemicals acquires Da Vinci Group B.V. for €163 millionJones Day advised PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) in its acquisition of a 100% stake in Da Vinci Group B.V. from its shareholders including funds managed by Bencis Capital Partners for €163 million.
  • ABB sells Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS) to DatamineJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the sale of its Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS) business to Datamine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software.
  • DAS acquires majority of insurance portfolios from Stichting Schaderegelingskantoor voor RechtsbijstandverzekeringJones Day advised DAS Holding N.V. in the acquisition of the majority of insurance portfolios from Stichting Schaderegelingskantoor voor Rechtsbijstandverzekering ("SRK") through an asset deal.
  • Transportation company seeks advice in merger of Siemens and AlstomJones Day assisted a transportation company in relation to the merger of Siemens AG's Mobility Division with Alstom SA.
  • PolyOne acquires Fiber-Line for $120 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions, in its $120 million acquisition of Fiber-Line, a global leader in customized engineered fibers and composite materials.
  • Procter & Gamble acquires consumer health business of Merck KGaAJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) in its €3.375 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund acquires minority stake in ByteDanceJones Day represented SoftBank Vision Fund in connection with its acquisition of a minority stake in ByteDance Ltd., a China-based technology company.
  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • 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.
  • Newell Brands sells The Waddington Group to Novolex for approximately $2.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in its sale of The Waddington Group to Novolex Holdings, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, for approximately $2.3 billion in cash.
  • Baker Hughes sells A-C Compressor business to Rotating Machinery ServicesJones Day advised Baker Hughes, a GE company, in the sale of its A-C Compressor service and repair business to Rotating Machinery Services, Inc. ("RMS").
  • Newell Brands sells Winter Sports businesses to Kohlberg & Company for $240 millionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) in the sale of its Winter Sports businesses to private equity firm Kohlberg & Company for $240 million, subject to adjustment.
  • Gimv invests in Snack ConnectionJones Day represented Gimv N.V. in connection with its investment in Snack Connection B.V., a Dutch company specialized in purchasing, processing, mixing and packing nuts, kernels, seeds, subtropical fruits and related products.
  • RPM acquires leading Dutch coatings company, SPS GroupJones Day advised RPM International Inc. in its acquisition of SPS Group, a Dutch decorative and specialty coatings company.
  • 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.
  • Procter & Gamble sells its beauty brands to Coty for $12.5 billionThe Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") has merged its 43 beauty brands ("RMT Brands") of global salon professional hair care and color, retail hair color, cosmetics, and fine fragrance businesses, along with select hair styling brands with Coty Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction for $12.5 billion.
  • CommScope acquires TE Connectivity's network business for $3 billionJones Day acted as worldwide antitrust counsel to CommScope Holding Company, Inc., a global network infrastructure and connectivity provider based in North Carolina, on its $3 billion acquisition of the Telecom, Enterprise and Wireless business of Switzerland-based electronics company TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • GE sells Industrial Air & Gas Technologies business to Colfax CorporationJones Day represented General Electric Company in the sale of its Industrial Air & Gas Technologies business to Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX).
  • NEP Group acquires Outside Broadcast and RecordLab TV & Media from BNP ParibasJones Day represented NEP Group, Inc., a large broadcast and live event company, in connection with its acquisition of Outside Broadcast NV, a technical service provider for the broadcast industry, and RecordLab TV & Media GmbH, a provider of outside broadcast solutions for the sports and entertainment industries, from BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity Expansion NV.
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