Enterprises and investors with interests anywhere in Europe must comply with two levels of legal and regulatory challenges: those of the Member States in which they have operations and customers, and those of the European Union.

Operating at the heart of the EU, our Brussels team supports McDermott’s global client base and provides sophisticated counsel in all aspects of competition and international trade law, including the following areas transaction counsel, merger control notification, state aid, public procurement, cartel investigations, technology licensing, pricing and distribution arrangements, EU and Member State litigation, arbitration and mediation, risk arbitrage, sector inquiries and agency complaints.

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  • Lockheed Martin in its US$ 9 billion acquisition of Sikorsky
  • Olam International Limited in its US$ 1.3 billion acquisition of global cocoa business of ADM
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. in the US$ 3.45 billion sale of its enterprise business to Zebra Technologies Inc.

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August 2014

Obtaining Probative Evidence in the Hands of Another Party

July 15, 2014

Commission Publishes White Paper on Minority Shareholdings

June 2014

Assessing Technology Transfer Agreements under the EU Anti-Trust Rules: Revised TTBER—Assessment ...

May 30, 2014

Standards and Injunctions Under EU Competition Law

May 29, 2014

The CJEU Takes Tough Stance on Downloading From Unlawful Sources

May 29, 2014

Standards and Injunctions Under EU Competition Law