Andrew Renshaw is a partner in Freshfields' antitrust, competition and trade group, based in the Brussels office. He managed the group's Brussels practice from 2002 to 2006. A UK solicitor, he has advised clients on dealing with the European Commission since 1989.
Andrew represents companies and governmental and international organisations in a range of EU competition and state aid law issues. He has considerable experience of advising clients on high profile, often multi-jurisdictional, mergers and joint ventures as well as licensing, distribution, cartel and market dominance issues across a number of industry sectors.
His recent merger matters include representing Alcan in its successful defence of the Alcoa hostile takeover bid and later on the agreed cash offer by Rio Tinto to create the world's largest integrated aluminium company; and Rolls-Royce on its acquisition of Tognum. He advised Rio Tinto Alcan on its settlement of claims by the European Commission regarding its licensing of smelter technology. Andrew also represented Visa Europe in its settlement of proceedings regarding Visa Europe's debit card interchange fees. In the state aid arena, Andrew advised BNFL on a number of proceedings including in relation to the restructuring of the UK nuclear industry; and the Bank of England in respect of measures to stabilise the recent financial crisis.
Andrew was educated at Bristol University and at the College of Europe. He has also taught EU law at the College of Europe, HEC in Paris and King's College, London.
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