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, governments and international organisations on a range of EU competition and state aid 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.
He represented Rolls-Royce during the Commission’s investigation and prohibition of the GE/Honeywell merger and Alcan on its acquisitions of Alusuisse and Pechiney. His more 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 is also representing Visa Europe in its settlement of proceedings regarding Visa Europe’s payment 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 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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