Rony P. Gerrits

Rony P. Gerrits

Co-chair Global Antitrust Law Practice Group

Brussels, 32 23407368

Education

Catholic University of Leuven (LIC JUR, 1993)
Catholic University of Leuven (B.A., 2004)

Bar Admissions

Belgium

Rony co–chairs our Global Antitrust Law practice group and is a partner in our Tokyo and Brussels offices. He handles a range of antitrust matters, with a particular focus on global cartel cases and follow–on civil damages litigation. He also has extensive experience counseling companies on strategic M&A, various types of collaboration agreements, and matters at the intersection of IP and antitrust.

Rony has represented clients in numerous global cartel investigations involving EU, U.S., Japanese, Korean, and other enforcement authorities. He has also managed follow–on litigation in various EU member states, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany. He has been involved in some of the most complex cartel cases of recent years, including:

  • Lysine
  • Nucleotides
  • Flat Glass and Car Glass
  • Cathode Ray Tubes
  • LCDs
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Optical Disk Drives
  • Smart Card Semiconductors
  • Auto Parts
  • Rechargeable Batteries

In addition to his cartel practice, Rony counsels companies on strategic M&A matters, cooperation agreements (including joint purchasing, distribution, and exclusive supply), and matters at the intersection of IP and antitrust (including FRAND licensing terms and various patent pools). He has also worked on a number of EU merger control cases, mostly involving high–tech industries. For example, he handled the merger filings relating to SoftBank’s acquisition of ARM.

Rony is recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 for Competition: EU and Global, receiving client praise for his "strong, strategic advice."

EU Cartel Investigations for various Multinationals.
Represented companies in several cartel investigations in Europe, including lysine, flat glass & car glass, freight forwarding, cathode ray tubes, optical disk drives, smart card chips, LCDs (small screens), auto parts, rechargeable battries and canned vegetables.


Follow-on Cartel Damage Actions for Various Multinationals.
Representing defendants in follow-on damage cases relating to cathode ray tubes and rechargeable batteries in various juridictions in Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.


SoftBank’s $31.4 billion acquisition of ARM Holdings.
Represented SoftBank in its £24.3 billion ($31.4 billion) acquisition of UK-based semiconductor and software design company ARM Holdings. The transaction was the largest ever cross-border acquisition by a Japanese company (and the largest ever cash acquisition of a UK company).


EU Cartel Investigations for various Multinationals.
Represented companies in several cartel investigations in Europe, including lysine, flat glass & car glass, freight forwarding, cathode ray tubes, optical disk drives, smart card chips, LCDs (small screens), auto parts, rechargeable battries and canned vegetables.


Follow-on Cartel Damage Actions for Various Multinationals.
Representing defendants in follow-on damage cases relating to cathode ray tubes and rechargeable batteries in various juridictions in Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.


SoftBank’s $31.4 billion acquisition of ARM Holdings.
Represented SoftBank in its £24.3 billion ($31.4 billion) acquisition of UK-based semiconductor and software design company ARM Holdings. The transaction was the largest ever cross-border acquisition by a Japanese company (and the largest ever cash acquisition of a UK company).


Mr. Gerrits is recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 for Competition: EU and Global, receiving client praise for his "strong, strategic advice." He is also recommended as a leading lawyer by Global Competition Review’s International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2013.

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