Overview

Andreas Reindl is a highly experienced competition lawyer who has worked on a wide variety of competition law matters for nearly thirty years. A member of Van Bael & Bellis’ exceptional EU and UK competition team, Andreas has worked with international clients in the digital, energy, transport, financial and other sectors, advising on the full range of EU competition law issues.

Andreas has worked on several high-profile merger investigations initiated by the European Commission and national competition authorities. Notable cases include Halliburton/BHI, where he advised Halliburton in the EU merger control filing and review of its proposed $34.6 billion acquisition of Baker Hughes; London Stock Exchange/Deutsche Börse; and Boeing’s proposed merger with Embraer.

Andreas has represented several clients in antitrust investigations by the European Commission and national competition authorities, concerning both abuse of dominance and restrictive practices cases. In addition, he has broad experience advising clients on online distribution, pricing strategies, patents & licensing, and collaboration agreements. He works with several well-known brands and is currently involved in a number of high-profile cases, including the Google/Android case.

Andreas receives high praise from clients for being ‘highly attentive’ and able to ‘quickly grasp the main issue, even when limited information is provided’ (Legal 500).

Andreas also serves as a senior editor of the ABA Antitrust Committee’s Antitrust Law Journal.

He previously served as Director of the Fordham Competition Law Institute at Fordham Law School, New York, and as a Principal Administrator at the OECD's Competition Division. Prior to joining the OECD, Andreas worked for several years for a major international law firm in Brussels and Washington, DC, practising both EU competition law and US antitrust law. 

Languages

German, English, Swedish, French

Recommendations

  • Legal 500 for Competition Law

Education

  • University of Vienna, Doctorate in Law, summa cum laude, 1993
  • University of Michigan, LL.M., 1989
  • University of Vienna, Master of Laws, 1987

Publications

Andreas has published widely in the areas of antitrust law and intellectual property law.

Teaching Posts

Andreas has taught U.S. antitrust law, European competition law, intellectual property law and EU law at the University of Michigan Law School, and at Fordham Law School, New York, as well as in Europe.

Professional Membership

Andreas is a member of the American Bar Association. 

Bar Admissions

Brussels
New York

Publications and insights

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    • 09/08/2021
    • Articles

    The Commission’s Draft VBER and Vertical Guidelines – a first detailed analysis of key changes

    On 9 July 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published the draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“Draft VBER”) and draft revised guidelines on vertical restraints (“Draft VGL”), a key step in the context of the revision of the current regime governing vertical agreements, set to expire on 31 May 2022. Comments on the drafts may be submitted to the Commission by 21 September 2021. If adopted, the Draft VBER and Draft VGL would bring about a number of important changes to the application of the EU competition rules to a wide range of vertical agreements. These changes would impact not only distribution systems for branded products, but vertical agreements in all industry sectors across the entire EU economy. In these VBB Insights, we provide a first detailed analysis of the most important changes and their potential impact on market participants.

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    • 09/07/2021
    • News

    Andreas Reindl discusses the proposed new VBER and Vertical Guidelines during Law Leaders Europe Conference organised by GCR

    On 13 July 2021, Van Bael & Bellis Partner Andreas Reindl will participate in a panel titled “Vertical restraints – everything new or business as usual” at GCR’s Law Leaders Europe Conference. The panel will provide the first opportunity to discuss key elements of the proposed new VBER and Vertical Guidelines that the European Commission published on Friday, 9 July 2021. [we can insert here the link to the webpage where the documents would be published] The other panel speakers are Tone Oeyen, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Matthias Eisenbarth, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Alexis Walckiers, E.CA Economics, and Helen Gornall, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek You can find further information on this link.

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    • 18/06/2021
    • News

    Andreas Reindl participates in panel on Antitrust & Data during Antitrust West Coast Conference

    On 24 June 2021, Van Bael & Bellis Partner Andreas Reindl will participate in the Antitrust West Coast Virtual conference organised by CompLaw. Andreas will speak on a panel entitled “Antitrust & Data: Continued Conundrums,” which will focus on data portability and interoperability, consumer choice, and the intersection between antitrust and privacy. The other panel speakers are Hartmut Schneider, Parter at WilmerHale, Christian D'Cunha, Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity, DG Connect at European Commission, and Angela Yoon, Senior Lead Counsel, Competition & Regulatory, LinkedIn. You can reserve your place and find further information on this link.

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