Alexandre Verheyden's practice focuses on competition/antitrust law, representing major corporations or governments before the European Commission, European courts, and national authorities and national courts. He also has significant experience in transatlantic mergers and cartels.
Alexandre's experience spans all fields of competition law including abuse of dominant position/monopoly offense, cartel, merger, and state aid cases. He recently represented Denka in its acquisition of Dupont's synthetic rubber business, which was cleared in Phase I despite a concentrated market (which involved filings in a dozen jurisdictions) and COMREG in relation to the merger filings that resulted in the consolidation of the mobile communications sectors in Ireland and Germany. He represented DoubleClick in its merger with Google and BT in its various mergers since 1995 (including MCI, AT&T, Infonet, and Radianz). Alexandre has successfully litigated a damage claim for anticompetitive conduct that resulted in a landmark total settlement of 120 million. He has represented multiple clients in the auto parts cartel and advised Dole in the banana cartel case before the European Commission. He also has strong State aid experience representing both 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 various articles in the field of competition law and speaks regularly at conferences.
EDF Luminus contests controversial Belgian nuclear tax
DENKA buys Neoprene polychloroprene business of DuPont
BASE Company successfully resolves abuse of dominance complaint brought against Proximus
Honors & Distinctions
Chambers Europe (2015) as a leading practitioner in TMT: EU Regulatory (Band 1) ( exceptional breadth of experience ), in Competition/European law, and in Belgium Domestic Competition law
Chambers Global (2015) as a key practitioner in Competition/European law ( standout strength )
Who's Who Legal (2015) for regulatory communications