Alec J. Burnside Dechert


Alec Burnside is a Partner in Dechert’s Brussels office. He is a competition law specialist with three decades of experience in advising on major multinational transactions and other antitrust issues. Alec’s wide-ranging sector experience spans consumer products, energy, financial services, IT, manufacturing, military, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, and transport and logistics. He has lived in Brussels since 1989. Alec studied at Downing College, Cambridge; College of Law, London; and the Institut d’Etudes Européennes, Brussels. He is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and a member of the Brussels Bar, as well as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, London, admitted in French and German. Mr. Burnside leads Dechert’s cross-practice Brexit Task Force, comprising partners from many practice areas and offices. He has been vocal over many years in relation to the particular implications of Brexit for EU and UK antitrust.

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Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Cross-border issues

Nominee, 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

Nominee, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Concerted Practices

Nominee, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Procedure

Nominee, 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust

Nominee, 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Concerted Practices

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