• Partner, Jones Day

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Serge Clerckx has extensive experience in EU competition law and government regulation, particularly in the aerospace, consumer goods, technology, and ITC sectors.

His competition practice covers both merger control and antitrust. Serge has led several recent merger cases for P&G, including the $12.5 billion sale of its beauty business (including Hugo Boss, Gucci, Max Factor, Wella) to Coty; its acquisition of Sara Lee’s air care business; and the sales of its European pet care business to Spectrum Brands, its global pet care business to Mars, its Pringles business to Kellogg, and its bleach business. He also led NextiraOne’s acquisition by Dimension Data, Goodrich’s merger with UTC, and TI’s acquisition of National Semiconductors. His antitrust practice includes complex investigations and private enforcement litigation, including a €500 million damage claim for abuse of dominant position.

Serge’s government regulatory work involves representation of clients in IT, communications, and other regulated industries at the international, EU, and national levels, including the representation of the GSM Association before the European Court of Justice in Case C-58/08 on the legal basis of the regulation of international roaming prices.

Other representative clients include The Carlyle Group, General Motors, Knauf Insulation, KPN Group Belgium, Socar Trading, UPM, and The World Bank.

Serge regularly speaks at conferences and frequently publishes on competition law and government regulation. He is a guest lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris. He won the 2012 Writing Award for Best Business Unilateral Conduct article from the Institute of Competition Law. He is recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers and Legal 500.

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