Rony P. Gerrits

Co-chair Global Antitrust Law Practice Group | Tokyo • Brussels

rgerrits@mofo.com | 81 3 3214 652232 23407368

rgerrits@mofo.com
81 3 3214 6522
32 23407368

Rony Gerrits is the co-chair of the Global Antitrust Law Practice Group and a partner in the firm’s Tokyo and Brussels offices. Rony 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 & Antitrust.

Representative Experience

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. Rony 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 has counseled companies on strategic M&A matters, cooperation agreements (including joint purchasing, distribution, and exclusive supply) and matters at the intersection of IP & Antitrust (including FRAND licensing terms and various patent pools). Rony has worked on a number of EU merger control cases, mostly involving high-tech industries. He recently handled the merger filings relating to Softbank's acquisition of ARM.

Rony is recommended in antitrust/competition by both the Asia Pacific and EMEA editions of The Legal 500, receiving client praise for his “strong, strategic advice.”

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Experience

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).



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