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Michael Reynolds

Of Counsel

Brussels

Reynolds Michael
Michael Reynolds

Of Counsel

Brussels

Michael has more than 30 years experience in European Antitrust law with Allen & Overy. He has represented a large number of corporations from the US, Japan and Brazil and other international clients before the European Commission in merger control, cartel and unilateral conduct cases. He acted for Sun Microsystems in their complaint against Microsoft leading to one of the most complex antitrust cases ever brought by the Commission. He has been involved in over 20 of the major cartel cases brought by the Commission including one of the first cases on cartel settlements.

He was President of the International Bar Association from 2013 until 2015 and past Chair of the IBA Antitrust Committee.

Michael has been identified by Global Competition Review’s independent research with clients and peers as being among the world’s leading competition lawyers.

Experience highlights

Office

Brussels

Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Tervurenlaan 268A avenue de Tervueren
Brussels
1150

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as advocaat, Belgium, 1977

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1976

Academic

BA, Law, Keele University, 1973

Recognition

Published work

  • The EC Chapter in International Merger Control: The Anti-Trust Process and many articles on various aspects of EC Competition Law.

News & insights

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Publications: 25 FEBRUARY 2021

A new perspective on the FCA's focus on market abuse

Sarah Hitchins considers the FCA's commentary on market abuse risks in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as recent enforcement activity in this area.

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Publications: 13 JANUARY 2020

The von der Leyen Commission

The European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen took office on 1 December 2019, following changes required as a result of the European Parliament rejecting three of the candidate Commissioners…

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Publications: 16 SEPTEMBER 2019

A guide to the new European Commission

​On 10 September, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced the new European Commission.

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Publications: 11 SEPTEMBER 2019

Margrethe Vestager: five more years as Competition Commissioner, with a focus on “Digital Age”

Normally the European Commission’s Competition portfolio alternates between a Commissioner from a large Member State and a small Member State. Thus it had been widely assumed that the Competition…

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