Andrzej Kmiecik Van Bael & Bellis

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Andrzej Kmiecik specialises in all aspects of competition law, with considerable experience in merger control proceedings and cartel cases, as well as distribution, pricing, intellectual property and state aid matters. He represents clients before the European Commission and the EU Courts, as well as in national competition law proceedings. Andrzej’s practice covers a wide range of industrial sectors, including motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, paper and board products, office equipment, consumer electronics, aerospace, petrochemicals, clothing and footwear. Some of the more high profile EU merger control cases he has handled include Boeing/McDonnell Douglas, Enso/Stora, Boeing/Hughes, Caemi/Mitsui/CVRD, Boeing/Lockheed/ULA, SABIC/Huntsman and SABIC/GE Plastics. Major EU cartel investigations in which he has acted as defense counsel include Newsprint, Amino Acids (also on appeal), Carbonless Paper (also on appeal), Publication Papers and Fine Papers. In the life sciences sector, Andrzej has acted as counsel in major EU antitrust investigations concerning diabetes care (Becton Dickinson/Novo Nordisk), vaccines (Lederle/SKB) and blood screening (Chiron/DRK). He has been actively involved in the Commission’s recent pharmaceutical sector inquiry. Andrzej has developed a niche practice in the field of motor vehicle distribution. He counsels and defends a number of manufacturers, combining extensive experience of applying the sector-specific rules with his in-depth industry knowledge. Andrzej Kmiecik speaks English and French.

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