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Michal Kocon

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Michal Kocon is an associate in the firm’s London office where he is a member of the antitrust, competition & trade regulation practice group providing end-to-end antitrust and competition representation before the European Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority and other national competition authorities. Mr. Kocon advises clients on a wide spectrum of competition issues, including cartels, horizontal and vertical agreements, merger clearance, abuse of dominance, antitrust compliance and competition litigation. His work covers, in particular, bringing and defending competition law based complaints, designing global go-to-market and brand erosion strategies, monitoring and enforcing selective distribution systems, drafting and implementing antitrust compliance programmes and assisting clients in obtaining merger control clearance.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kocon was an associate in the Brussels office of an international law firm, where he was a member of the EU Competition Law team. He has also completed a Blue Book traineeship at the European Commission (DG Competition) in 2011-2012.

  • Representing Ping Europe in its appeal before the Competition Appeal Tribunal against a decision of the Competition and Markets Authority in the Sports Equipment Sector investigation (online sales ban)
  • Advising II-VI on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Finisar Corporation
  • Representing Balmoral Tanks in its appeal before the Court of Appeal in relation to the Competition and Markets Authority’s information sharing investigation
  • Design, implement, monitor and enforce go-to-market European authorised reseller strategies for a number of brands, including Master & Dynamic, Nutraceutical, Kong and other luxury and high-tech brands
  • Advising Euro Car Parts on its acquisition of the Andrew Page Business, seeking consent from the Competition and Markets Authority
  • Advising Billabong on the merger control aspects of its acquisition by Boardriders
  • Advising First Data on the merger control aspects of the sale of its card processing businesses in parts of Central and Southeastern Europe to SIA
  • Representing Niche Generics and Unichem Laboratories in the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into reverse payment patent settlement agreements (pay-for-delay)
  • Representing two major multinational Japanese conglomerates in the European Commission’s smart card chips investigation
  • Advising a global packaging company on the joint commercialisation of an innovative packaging technology with a competitor 
  • Advising on and structuring a horizontal cooperation agreement between two competitors active on the market for power generation
  • Advising a manufacturer of connected products for automakers on a challenge against a holder of standard-essential patents