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Peter D. Camesasca is a partner in Covington’s Brussels and London offices, with 25 years of experience in all major aspects of EU competition law. Dr. Camesasca also co-chairs the firm’s Foreign Direct Investment Regulation initiative, and, has a particular focus on in- and outbound aspects of the Asia/Europe interface.

Dr. Camesasca’s experience includes cases under Articles 101, 102 and 106 TFEU, national and multijurisdictional merger and joint venture notifications (including FDI assessments), investigations by multiple enforcement authorities and global antitrust litigation and monopolization issues (including IP cross-over issues). In addition, he advises and litigates on horizontal and vertical cooperation issues, prepares and executes various compliance and dawn raid programs and participates in the installation of in-house training programs, and heads a vibrant private enforcement practice.

  • Representing a globally leading telecoms MNO in antitrust proceedings before the English courts, at a reported claim value of well over U.S. $1.25 billion.
  • Representing a globally leading manufacturer of consumer electronics and semiconductors in various antitrust proceedings before the English courts, at a combined claim value of a high three-digit million figure.
  • Representing a maker of pharmaceutical ingredients as global coordinating counsel in pending cartel investigations by over half a dozen authorities worldwide.
  • Counseling a fully integrated oil and gas company in the complete overhaul of its global compliance set-up.
  • Representing Samsung Electronics as lead counsel in the EU settlement relating to the enforcement by Samsung of standard essential patents (“SEPs”) in connection with the 3G standard used in smartphones and tablets. The EU decision closed the investigation against Samsung without a finding of infringement or fine levied against Samsung. The precedent-setting value of the matter was recognized by the GCR Award/Behavioral Matter of the Year 2015.
  • Representing a half dozen liner shipping carriers and maritime trade associations regarding various aspects of EU competition law (covering alliances and cooperation type agreements).
  • Older precedent-setting representations include the GE/Honeywell merger, where Dr. Camesasca represented Rockwell Collins, a major avionics manufacturer, concerning its successful interventions in the landmark appeals before the European General Court in support of the Commission’s prohibition decision; the 2-to-1 Dutch directories merger, achieving clearance without remedies on behalf of Truvo (formerly known as World Directories); and the EU review of the Liner Conference Block Exemption and Consortia Block Exemption on behalf of the industry, achieving a replacement regime in the form of the EC Maritime Guidelines, which formed the basis for the information exchange aspects subsequently covered in the EC Horizontal Guidelines.
  • JUVE, Brussels (2015-2016) 
  • Global Competition Review, 40 Under 40 (2012)
  • Chambers Global, Competition/European Law (Belgium) (2011-2012, 2016-2021)
  • Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law (2017-2020)
  • Shortlisted for “Lawyer of the Year - Under 40” by GCR Awards 2011
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Competition: Belgium (2015-2017), Healthcare and Life Sciences (2017) and EU Regulatory - Information Technology (2015-2016)