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Gabriela R. Da Costa

Advising a leading media company in a high-profile Phase II merger review by the then Competition Commission, being the second ever “fast-track” reference case and involving the third public interest intervention in history by the UK Secretary of State fo
Advising a leading diamond wholesaler on negotiations with and a possible complaint against several industry participants for potential cartel/coordinated activities and abuses of dominance in relation to commercial terms.
Advising a major international chemicals company on its formal response to the preliminary findings of the Ukraine Competition Authority regarding alleged abuse of dominance.
Advising a major European football body on several high-profile projects, including potential competition law and governance challenges before the European Commission and national competition authorities against the rules and practices of UEFA and FIFA.
Successfully defending a major sports brand against allegations of suspected resale price maintenance by the Competition and Markets Authority, leading to closure of the initial inquiry without a formal investigation being opened.
Successfully defending a premium sports brand against allegations of unlawful cross-border resale restrictions by the Swiss Competition Commission, leading to closure of the investigation.
Advising EuroChem on its fertilizer production joint venture with Migao Corp.
Advising Euro Car Parts on its acquisition of the Andrew Page Business, seeking consent from the Competition and Markets Authority and involving an initial enforcement order.
Advising NEP Group Inc. on various transactions, including its recommended takeover of Avesco Group plc., acquisition of SIS Live, and the acquisition of joint control in NEP Inc. by Crestview Partners and Carlyle Group.
Advising Darling Ingredients Inc., the leading provider of rendering and recycling solutions to the U.S. food industry, on its acquisition of Europe-headquartered Vion Ingredients for approximately €1.6 billion, creating the global leader in converting bio-nutrients streams into specialty products and ingredients for multiple industries.
Advising the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (National Chamber for Italian Fashion) and the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (the governing body for the French fashion industry) respectively on their submissions to the European Commission in the context of its e-commerce sector inquiry and its review of the EU vertical rules.
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