Nicholas Levy is a partner based in the Brussels and London offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Mr. Levy’s practice focuses on EU and UK antitrust law. He has extensive experience in notifying mergers and joint ventures under the EU Merger Regulation, coordinating the notification of international transactions, and advising on all aspects of antitrust law, including anti-cartel enforcement, collaborative arrangements, vertical agreements and unilateral conduct. He has been involved in a number of leading Merger Regulation cases, including DuPont/ICI, Procter & Gamble/VP Schickedanz (II), Kimberly-Clark/Scott Paper, Coca-Cola Enterprises/Amalgamated Beverages GB, Blokker/Toys “R” US, Alcoa/Reynolds, General Electric/Honeywell, Sony/BMG, Inco/Falconbridge, Abbott Laboratories/Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Deutsche Börse/NYSE Euronext, UTC/Goodrich, Ryanair/Aer Lingus (III), Lafarge/Holcim, IMS Health/Quintiles, Johnson Controls/Tyco International, Abbott/St. Jude Medical, Sony/EMI Music Publishing. Mr. Levy is consistently recognized as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in Europe. He has written and spoken widely, and has authored a two-volume treatise entitled European Merger Control Law: A Guide to the Merger Regulation, published by LexisNexis. Mr. Levy joined Cleary Gottlieb in 1990 and became a partner in 1999. He is a graduate of Oxford University and the City University of London. He is a member of the Bar in England and Wales and in Brussels and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. His native language is English.
The EC’s New Merger Referral Policy: A Creative Reform Or An Unnecessary End To ‘Brightline’ Jurisdictional Rules?Lexxion, Nicholas Levy, Andris Rimsa and Bianca Buzatu, December 2021
New UK National Security Regime to come into force In January 2022Cleary Gottlieb, Nicholas Levy, Jackie Holland, Tihir Sarkar, Michael Preston, Sam Bagot, Gabriele Antonazzo, Nallini Puri, Michael James and John Messent, 21 July 2021, Alert Memorandum
European champions – Why politics should stay out of EU merger controlNicholas Levy, David R. Little and Henry Mostyn, Concurrences N° 2-2019
FCA Issues First Penalties for Competition InfringementsJames Brady, Jonathan Kelly, Nicholas Levy, Paul Gilbert, Vassilena Karadakova and Sunil Gadhia, e-Competitions News Issue February 2019
Judicial Review of Merger Decisions: An Overview of EU and National Case LawNicholas Levy, e-Competitions - Antitrust Case Laws e-Bulletin, August 14 2019