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Laura Corbett advises clients on a wide range of antitrust issues including cartel investigations and general behavioral matters, merger control filings, abuse of dominance matters, and state aid investigations. Her practice covers European and Belgian competition law.

She advises clients across a diverse range of sectors, including, among others, media, telecommunication, consumer goods, transportation, food chain industries, consumer electronics, and industrial materials.

  • Represented Medialaan before the European Commission, securing the requirement of commitments in the Telenet/Base transaction and the acceptance of Medialaan as the purchaser of JIM Mobile and Mobile Vikings as Telenet’s commitments, and before the Belgian Competition Authority, obtaining clearance of the divestment transaction.
  • Representing PSA Antwerp in a wide array of matters, including a state aid investigation in relation to the port of Antwerp, a variety of transactional matters, and litigation before a number of national courts on state aid and abuse of dominance related issues.
  • Assisting a global bank in ongoing investigations in the financial sector.
  • Assisted a client to obtain compensation for damages caused by a competitor’s anti-competitive behavior.
  • Assisted a manufacturer of luxury products in the organization of its selective distribution system.
  • Assisted on the acquisition of CSR plc by Qualcomm Inc., requiring multijurisdictional filings in, e.g., Japan, Taiwan, China and Korea.
  • Provided transactional assistance to De Persgroep Publishing, including in relation to its acquisitions of Medialaan and of four popular Flemish magazines - Humo, Story, TeVe-Blad and Vitaya.
  • Assisted on international and Belgian cartel cases.
  • Managed multijurisdictional merger filings in a number of EU Member States.
  • Represented clients in European legislative developments, e.g., the new Merger Control regulation.
  • Assisted a wide array of clients on the creation of a compliance program.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of indigent clients in family court, landlord/tenant disputes, criminal investigations, and public benefits appeals.
  • Representation of indigent clients in nationality, regularization and refugee status procedures.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Brussels Bar