Vincent Brophy

Vincent Brophy practices EU and UK antitrust/competition law, including merger reviews and investigations of joint ventures, agreements, cartels, and practices, involving the European Commission and the competition authorities of the European Member States (including the UK Office of Fair Trading). He also advises on EU business regulation, particularly financial services. Vincent has qualifications in English, French, and European law and is resident in the Brussels and London offices. His regular clients include MasterCard, Chevron, Dell, Procter & Gamble, and Georgia-Pacific. Vincent has advised on some of the biggest mergers ever to go before the European Commission, including BHP/Billiton and Procter & Gamble/Gillette. Other examples of the merger cases in which he has been involved include: Commercial Union/ASEVAL, KKR/WENDEL/Legrand, State Street Corporation/Deutsche Bank, Church & Dwight Co./SpinBrush (Procter & Gamble), and MasterCard/Europay. Among his antitrust cases before the EU are an appeal to the European Court of First Instance against the European Commission on behalf of MasterCard, as well as defending arrangements for the FIFA World Cup 2006 and the UEFA 2008 European Championship. Vincent is ranked as a leading antitrust lawyer in various directories. He sits on the editorial board of the European Competition Journal and is a member of the European Competition Law Forum. Prior to joining Jones Day, Vincent held university posts and was an intern at the EU Commission.

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