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Andreas von Bonin

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Andreas is a partner in Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade group, based in the Brussels office.  His practice focuses on EU and international competition law spanning merger control and joint venture cases, antitrust compliance and investigations of anti-competitive behaviour, as well as competition litigation before the EU Courts.  Andreas also specialises in EU State aid and regulatory procedures, including in the context of privatisations and most recently in respect of the European Commission’s focus on State aid breaches through Member States’ tax measures.

Additionally, Andreas oversees Freshfields’ EU regulatory and public affairs practice, advising clients at the interface of law, politics and business.

He recently advised Anheuser-Busch InBev on the global antitrust aspects of its $106bn acquisition of SABMiller, and is currently guiding Hapag-Lloyd through the global coordination of its merger with Dubai-based United Arab Shipping Co. (UASC) having similarly advised Hapag-Lloyd on its merger with the container shipping activities of Chile’s Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) in 2014.  He is representing a number of major multinationals, from across various sectors of the economy, in the European Commission's wave of formal investigations into State aid through national tax regimes, including in respect of appeal procedures before the European Courts in Luxembourg.  He continues to advise banks on the State aid aspects of restructuring and resolution proceedings and helps governments, sellers and bidders in privatisations of state owned assets.

Andreas is recognised for his EU and German competition law practice in leading legal directories including Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Juve Handbuch. He obtained his law degree and doctorate in law (Dr. jur.) from the University of Freiburg (Germany) and an LL.M. from Columbia University Law School (New York). He is a member of the Cologne and Brussels (E-list) bars.

WWL says: Andreas von Bonin was repeatedly recommended to researchers for the "undeniable quality" of his state aid practice

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