Kevin M.Wilcock

Associate

Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5500

Kevin Wilcock's practice primarily focuses on antitrust and competition law matters, both at the national and international levels. He advises major national and international companies in their proceedings with the European Commission and the National Competition Authorities of EU Member States. Kevin advises on a broad range of antitrust issues and is especially skilled in guiding clients through the antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other combinations. He has been involved in several merger filings with the European Commission. He also has extensive experience conducting cross-border internal investigations and crisis management intervention and providing advice on various kinds of regulatory and compliance matters for global clients in Europe and the United States.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, Kevin worked in the banking and finance practice at a leading international law firm in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. During his legal clerkship, Kevin trained at prominent German and Australian law firms in Düsseldorf and Melbourne, where he assisted corporate teams.

Kevin is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law and currently serves as a vice chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Membership Committee. Kevin is also a member of the German Antitrust Lawyers Association (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.).

Experience

  • Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions to acquire 50% stake in Jorf Fertilizers Company III from OCPJones Day is advising Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions, LLC (KAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its proposed 50/50 joint venture with OCP S.A.
  • Sonepar to sell Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day is representing the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • Arsenal acquires ATP Group from Bregal UnternehmerkapitalJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition of ATP Group, a leading Swiss based manufacturer of water-based adhesive tapes, from Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • SAP forms strategic partnership with Dediq for financial services industriesJones Day advised SAP in the formation of SAP Fioneer, a joint venture with the Munich based investor DEDIQ GmbH whereby SAP contributed its Financial Services and Insurance Services business and DEDIQ will invest more than €500 million.
  • Astellas returns rights to Eligard® in Europe, Middle East, CIS, and Asia to TolmarJones Day represented Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. in connection with a series of transactions, including the sale of related assets, in which Astellas returned its in-licensing rights to Eligard® (leuprorelin acetate for injectable suspension), a treatment for advanced prostate cancer, sold by Astellas in Europe, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Asia, to Tolmar International Limited.
  • TransDigm Group acquires Cobham Aero Connectivity for $965 millionJones Day advised TransDigm Group Incorporated as regulatory counsel in the $965 million acquisition of Cobham Aero Connectivity, a leading provider of highly engineered antennas and radios for the aerospace end market.
  • Diodes acquires Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately $446 millionJones Day advised the Special Committee of the Board of Diodes Incorporated in the acquisition of Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately $446 million in cash.
  • Koch Equity Development invests preferred equity in AIM listed Victoria plcJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC ("KED"), the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., on its investment into AIM listed Victoria plc ("Victoria"), a UK-based global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of flooring products.
  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • Freudenberg acquires Low & Bonar PLCJones Day represented Freudenberg SE, the global technology group, in connection with the £107 million takeover offer by group member, FV Beteiligungs-GmbH, of Low & Bonar PLC via a Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Meridian Adhesives Group acquires adhesives division of John P. KummerJones Day represented Meridian Adhesives Group, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, in the acquisition of the adhesives division of John P. Kummer GmbH, AG and Ltd (JPK).
  • Koch Industries acquired remaining equity stake in InforJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., on the purchase of the remaining equity stake held by Golden Gate Capital in Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry.
  • Universal Weather and Aviation fuel business sold to World Fuel Services for $170 millionJones Day advised Universal Weather and Aviation in the $170 million carve-out sale of its aviation fuel business to World Fuel Services, Inc.
  • Inflexion Private Equity acquires Aspen PumpsJones Day advised Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, one of the UK's leading mid-market private equity firms, on its acquisition of the Aspen Pumps group from 3i Group plc.
  • 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.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund for €200 millionJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG, Frankfurt, on the €200 million acquisition of 100% of the shares in the retraining specialist COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund.
  • Pandox acquires seven hotel properties in Germany from HR Group for €290 millionJones Day advised Pandox AB, a leading hotel investor in Northern Europe, on the acquisition of seven German hotel properties with a total of 1,532 rooms from HR Group for €290 million.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquires InvertekJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.