Clifford Chance has hired leading antitrust lawyer Johan Ysewyn as a partner in Brussels.
He arrives from Linklaters where he served for over 11 years in various positions including head of the antitrust practice in Brussels and co-head of the global cartel group.
Ysewyn concentrates his practice on competition law with specific focus on merger control, compliance, cartel and leniency issues and abuse of dominance cases.
He has a breadth of experience within Belgian as well as international cartel matters. His recent cases include the bitumen and marine hose cartel investigations and advising Fortis and KBC on their state aid cases.
“We are delighted to be welcoming Johan to Clifford Chance’s antitrust practice,” said Thomas Vinje, chairman of Clifford Chance’s global antitrust team. “He is widely considered to be one of the leading Belgian competition experts and his wealth of experience and client contacts will complement perfectly the experience and qualities of our leading practice.”
Commenting on his appointment Ysewyn said: “Clifford Chance was a natural choice for me – clients have an increasingly global outlook and the firm’s international network is impressive.” He adds: “I have known many lawyers in the firm’s Brussels office and antitrust practice for many years and I believe I can bring fresh experience and expertise to the team. I'm thrilled to be joining.”
Ysewyn is listed in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists.