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Kevin Coates
Partner
Brussels +32 2 549 5232 kcoates@cov.com Download V-card

Kevin Coates advises clients on critical antitrust matters drawing on his extensive public sector experience in the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission ("DG COMP"), most recently as Head of a Cartel Unit.

His practice has a particular focus on advising companies in the electronics, technology, software and e-commerce sectors.

Mr. Coates advises on all aspects of EU, UK and international competition law, including merger control, compliance, cartels and leniency, and abuse of dominance.

Mr. Coates served as Head of a Cartel Unit at the Directorate-General for Competition (“DG Comp”) at the European Commission between 2012 and 2016. Prior to this, he held several positions within DG Comp, including advising the Director General of DG Comp on policy and communications issues, and overseeing competition cases in the telecoms and media sectors. He also served as in-house counsel at a leading technology company.

Mr. Coates leads the firm's Brexit Task Force.

  • Chambers Europe, TMT (2018) 
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Competition - EU and Global (2016-2017) and IT and Telecoms (2017)
  • Who’s Who Legal, Competition (2017)