Sustainability & Competition Policy

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Sustainability & Competition Policy

Sustainability & Competition Policy

About the speakers
  • Thomas Wilson
    Thomas Wilson
    Partner at Kirkland & Ellis
    Thomas Wilson is one of the founding partners of Kirkland’s Brussels office and heads the Brussels competition team. He represents clients before the EU Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. Thomas advises on all areas of competition law, in particular EU, German and multi-jurisdictional merger control, cartels, antitrust, State aid, compliance and EU litigation as well as on foreign direct investment matters. Thomas regularly speaks at competition law conferences, frequently publishes on practically relevant topics. He has been recognised as a “Thought Leader” in GCR’s Who’s Who Legal 2020–2023 editions and featured in ‘GCR 100’ (2021). According to GCR’s Who’s Who Legal 2022 edition, Thomas is commended by clients for his “inside-out knowledge of competition law” and “in-depth experience of EU merger control rules”.
  • Tristan Lécuyer
    Tristan Lécuyer
    Partner at RBB Economics
    Tristan Lécuyer is a Partner at RBB Economics based in Brussels and Paris. He has extensive experience advising clients on a wide variety of competition matters before the European Commission and the French competition authority, and as part of multi-jurisdictional mergers involving multiple competition authorities around the world. His experience includes complex merger assessments, raising horizontal, vertical and conglomerate concerns, as well as antitrust investigations, including abuse of dominant position, horizontal agreements and follow-on damages.
  • Simon Holmes
    Simon Holmes
    Judge at UK Competition Appeal Tribunal & Visiting Professor, Oxford University
    Simon Holmes advised businesses on competition law for some 35 years before joining the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal as a judge. He was latterly head of competition law at SJ Berwin and then King & Wood Mallesons –first in the UK and Europe and then on a global basis. He is a Visiting Professor at Oxford University where he teaches competition law. He is also an adviser to the NGO, ClientEarth; co - chair of the Sustainability and Competition Taskforce of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); a member of the international advisory board of the LDC (Insituto de derecho de la competencia); an associate member of the UCL Centre for Law, Economics, and Society (CLES); and a strategic advisor to Sustainablepublicaffairs in Brüssels. He writes and speaks regularly on competition and regulatory issues and has a particular interest in the relationship between climate change, sustainability and competition law. He is co- editor of a new book on this published by Concurrence: “Competition Law, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability.
  • Mariska Van De Sanden
    Mariska Van De Sanden
    Head of Sustainability Team at Authority for Consumers & Markets, ACM
    Mariska van de Sanden is the head of the sustainability team within the Competition Department of the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM). The team advises internally and externally on sustainability matters and competition law. In that context the team provides informal guidance to business, governmental institutions etc. on sustainability initiatives. Amongst others about a cooperation between Shell and TotalEnergies to jointly offer storage of CO2 in empty gas fields in the North Sea, an initiative between competitors to use an internal CO2 price and an initiative to jointly boycott growers that supply plants with illegal pesticides. Mariska studied law (Tilburg University) and holds a LL.M. degree in competition law from Kings College, London. After her studies she worked for almost ten years as a lawyer in private practice.

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