Alexandre G.Verheyden

Partner-in-Charge Brussels

Bruselas + 32.2.645.15.09

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. He recently represented NVIDIA in its acquisition of Mellanox, successfully obtaining unconditional Phase I clearance. He also represented Wabtec in its acquisition of Faiveley in a Phase II case and Huber in the sale of its Silica business to Evonik, which was cleared with commitments.

His experience spans all fields of competition law including abuse of dominant position/monopoly offense, cartel, merger, and State aid cases. His recent cases include the successful dismissal of a Commission investigation under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU of the pricing practices of a leading global chip manufacturer and the dismissal of a Commission cartel investigation of a leading automobile parts manufacturer.

Alexandre 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 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 articles regarding competition law and speaks regularly at conferences. He was previously admitted to the New York State Bar.

Experiencia

  • J.M. Huber acquires Biolchim GroupJones Day advised J. M. Huber Corporation in the acquisition of Biolchim Group, a leading producer and distributor of specialty plant nutrition and biostimulants, from private equity firms NB Renaissance and Chequers Capital and the Biolchim Group management team.
  • Lamb Weston acquires remaining interest in European joint venture Lamb-Weston/Meijer for €700 millionJones Day is advising Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. in the €700 million acquisition of the remaining equity interests in Lamb-Weston/Meijer v.o.f., its European joint venture with Meijer Frozen Foods B.V.
  • Meridian Bioscience agrees to be acquired by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners in $1.53 billion all-cash transactionJones Day is advising Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in its $1.53 billion all-cash acquisition by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners.
  • T-Mobile closes European Commission investigation into network sharing with commitmentsJones Day represented T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. in an investigation launched by the European Commission in 2016 in relation to the mobile network sharing agreements concluded between T-Mobile and its competitor CETIN/O2, in the Czech Republic.
  • Eastman sells adhesives resins business product lines for $1 billionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in the $1 billion sale of its adhesives resins assets and business to Synthomer plc.
  • EssilorLuxottica and CooperCompanies form joint ventureJones Day advised EssilorLuxottica in the formation of its joint venture, SightGlass Vision, with CooperCompanies for the commercialization of novel spectacle lens technologies to expand the myopia management category.
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber sold to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for approximately $2.5 billion enterprise valueJones Day advised Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in its $2.5 billion sale to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
  • Luminus acquires Essent BelgiumJones Day advised Luminus SA (a subsidiary of EDF SA) on the antitrust and merger control aspects of its acquisition of Essent Belgium NV.
  • Helios Technologies acquires Balboa Water Group for $218.5 millionJones Day advised Helios Technologies in the $218.5 million acquisition of BWG Holdings I Corp. (operating as Balboa Water Group) from investment funds affiliated with AEA Investors LP.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ponencias

    • September 28, 2022
      Peking University - Teaching Program Introductory course on EU competition law.
    • February 24, 2022
      Jones Day Webinar - Global Antitrust Developments in the Technology Sector Competition law focus on the technology and digital sectors.
    • September 28, 2021
      Peking University - Teaching Program Introductory course on EU competition law.
    • June 17, 2021
      The Conference Board – Legal Council Global privilege minefield from a European perspective : developments and practical considerations for in-house lawyers.
    • October 14, 2020
      Jones Day Webinar – Global Antitrust UpdatesAn antitrust merger and enforcement review during and post pandemic: how competition authorities in major jurisdictions will review transactions and how merging parties can respond to investigations.
    • September 28, 2020
      Peking University - Teaching Program Introductory course on EU competition law.
    • June 18, 2020
      Midday Roundtable : The Hutchison/O2 Judgment – A First Look First look at the Hutchison/O2 judgment of the European General Court, discussing the prospects for future telecoms mergers.
    • June 15, 2020
      ECTA Workshop on Member States Implementation of the EU 5G Toolbox : Legal Issues Raised. 5G networks will play a central role in achieving the digital transformation of the EU’s economy and society. The cybersecurity of 5G networks is therefore essential to the European Union.
    • September 27, 2019
      Peking University - Teaching Program Introductory course on EU competition law.
    • September 27, 2018
      Peking University - Teaching Program Introductory course on EU competition law.
    • 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