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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Competition - State Aid 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

John Boyce is “exceptionally knowledgeable of the area and extremely well connected”, applauds one source.

Biography

John’s practice involves EU merger notifications and cartel investigations by the European Commission and national competition authorities (including immunity/leniency applications). His contentious work includes proceedings before the General Court and Court of Justice, including successful appeals in cartel, merger, state aid and parallel trade matters.

John’s highlights include advising: British Airways on the European Commission’s investigation and approval (under Article 101 TFEU) of BA’s transatlantic alliance with American Airlines and Iberia, as well as the EUMR clearances of the BA/Iberia merger (establishing IAG) and the subsequent acquisitions of bmi and Aer Lingus; and Bertelsmann on the Phase II reviews of the Sony/BMG merger (including subsequent appeals to the European courts) and the disposal of its music publishing interests (to Vivendi/Universal). He has also advised on various other Phase II cases (including Ball/Rexam, Cargill/Degussa, SC Johnson/Sara Lee, Tata Steel/thyssenkrupp JV) and many Phase I commitments cases (including Akzo Nobel/ICI, Becton Dickinson/Bard, FMC/DuPont Divestment Assets, Intel/McAfee, Marsh & McLennan, Takeda/Shire, Thermo Fisher/Life Technologies).

John is resident in Brussels and has dual Belgian and UK nationality. He is qualified both as a solicitor (England and Wales) and as a member of the Brussels Bar (A List).

John is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal and was named Competition Lawyer of the Year (2017) by Who’s Who Legal. He is a contributing author to the merger control chapter of Bellamy & Child.

Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

John Boyce is “one of the top competition lawyers in Brussels” who is singled out for his “long-standing excellence” in the field.

Biography

John’s practice involves EU merger notifications and cartel investigations by the European Commission and national competition authorities (including immunity/leniency applications). His contentious work includes proceedings before the General Court and Court of Justice, including successful appeals in cartel, merger, state aid and parallel trade matters.

John’s highlights include advising: British Airways on the European Commission’s investigation and approval (under Article 101 TFEU) of BA’s transatlantic alliance with American Airlines and Iberia, as well as the EUMR clearances of the BA/Iberia merger (establishing IAG) and the subsequent acquisitions of bmi and Aer Lingus; and Bertelsmann on the Phase II reviews of the Sony/BMG merger (including subsequent appeals to the European courts) and the disposal of its music publishing interests (to Vivendi/Universal). He has also advised on various other phase II cases (including Ball/Rexam, Cargill/Degussa, SC Johnson/Sara Lee, Tata Steel/thyssenkrupp JV) and many phase I commitments cases (including Akzo Nobel/ICI, Becton Dickinson/Bard, FMC/DuPont Divestment Assets, Intel/McAfee, Marsh & McLennan, Takeda/Shire, Thermo Fisher/Life Technologies).

John is resident in Brussels and has dual Belgian and UK nationality. He is qualified both as a solicitor (England and Wales) and as a member of the Brussels Bar (A List).

John is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal and was named Competition Lawyer of the Year (2017) by Who’s Who Legal. He is a contributing author to the “Merger Control” chapter of Bellamy & Child.

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