Christian Riis Madsen

Christian Riis Madsen
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Christian Riis-Madsen, managing partner of O’Melveny’s Brussels office, focuses on EU competition law and has significant experience in high-tech industries involving fast-evolving markets, intellectual property rights, and complex trade patterns. As just one example, Christian represented AMD in the Intel case securing the highest fine ever imposed by the European Commission.

Christian was recognised as one of the “top young antitrust lawyers in the world” by Global Competition Review in its 2016 “40 Under 40” list. Additionally, Chambers and Partners notes that “Christian has a good understanding of commercial issues and provides companies with pragmatic advice that is well connected with the business realities.” The publication describes him as “well connected, thoughtful and quick”, adding that he impresses clients with his "pragmatic, client-focused attitude and strong attention to detail”. That detailed focus guides clients through transactions large and small as he advises companies through notifications to the European Commission (EC) and national competition authorities, and coordinates filings in jurisdictions outside of Europe.

Christian is one of very few antitrust specialists in Brussels of Scandinavian background, giving him an invaluable perspective on the culture and laws of the region. The Legal 500 singles out Christian for his “keen understanding of competition law and its application to a commercial situation”, as well as his “‘problem-solving orientation,’ and awareness of particular high-tech business sectors”. Recent clients include Norsk Hydro, Honeywell International Inc and Advanced Micro Devices.

WWL says: Christian Riis Madsen is an "excellent" EU competition lawyer with a superb reputation for his work on major cases in the technology sector.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

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