Daniel Vasbeck

Senior Associate

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Brussels

P: +32.2.891.7314
F: +32.2.891.7400
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Daniel Vasbeck is a senior associate in the Antitrust and Competition Practice of Baker Botts’ Brussels office. His practice focuses in particular on EU competition law investigations (including abuse of dominance, cartels, and anticompetitive agreements), litigation involving EU competition law or other EU law issues, as well as related counselling. He has also been involved in cases involving EU State aid law issues. Daniel has experience in a number of sectors, including, in particular, life sciences, technology, and energy.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Daniel worked as an associate at other international law firms in Brussels and Paris. Daniel speaks German, French and English.

Related Experience

Competition Law Investigations

  • Advising a complainant in a European Commission (EC) abuse of dominance investigation in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as with a complaint to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and related damage litigation
  • Advised a manufacturer in the entertainment industry in its defense against an abuse of dominance complaint investigated by the EC
  • Advised a licensor of standard essential patents in its defense against abuse of dominance allegations investigated by the EC
  • Advised a third party in relation to an EC abuse of dominance investigation regarding semiconductors
  • Advised an international bank in multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations*
  • Advised a manufacturer in an EC cartel investigation relating to electrolytic capacitors*
  • Advised a manufacturer in an EC cartel investigation relating to car parts*
  • Advised an incumbent energy supplier in an abuse of dominance investigation conducted by the French competition authority and related litigation before the Paris Court of Appeal*

Litigation

  • Advised a licensor of standard essential patents in its defense against abuse of dominance allegations based on EU competition law raised in connection with arbitration proceedings
  • Representing a Transmission System Operator (TSO) in its challenge against a decision of the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and a related appeal to the EU General Court
  • Advising a player in the aviation industry on State aid issues in connection with EU and German court proceedings
  • Represented a bank in its appeal before the EU General Court against a fine imposed by the EC in the Euribor cartel case*

Competition Law Advisory and Compliance Work

  • Advised on the assessment under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU of rules adopted by a sports governing body
  • Advised a licensor of standard essential patents on miscellaneous issues relating to Articles 101 and 102 TFEU
  • Advised on EU competition law issues in connection with LNG supply agreements
  • Advised on EU and German competition and distribution law issues in connection with distribution networks (in particular selective and exclusive distribution), including in relation to the potential termination of distribution agreements
  • Advised a manufacturer of chemical products in relation to a potential abuse of dominance claim against a supplier of input materials
  • General EU competition law advisory and compliance work
  • Advised a shipping classification society on the regulatory framework governing classification activities in the EU and Germany
  • Advised a player in the aviation industry on EU internal market law issues

*Prior to joining Baker Botts

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