Rony Gerrits is the co-chair of the Global Antitrust Law Practice Group, and the managing partner of the firm’s Brussels office. Mr. Gerrits handles a wide range of competition matters, with a particular focus on global cartel cases. He has also extensive experience managing follow-on cartel damages claims throughout Europe.
In addition to his cartel work, Mr. Gerrits 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. Mr. Gerrits regularly appears in front of the European Commission, and has worked on competition cases in various EU member states, including Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, and Spain.
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 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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