Overview

Charlotte Nassogne focuses on EU, as well as national Belgian and French competition law.
 
She advises on a wide variety of competition law matters, including abuses of dominance, cartel investigations, private damages actions, merger control and other commercial arrangements (such as distribution, technology licensing, R&D, joint ventures and cooperation agreements). Her practice covers a broad range of sectors, including basic industries, automotive, electronic components, refined petroleum products and petrochemicals, retail and food, building materials, chemicals, information technology and financial services.
 
Charlotte regularly represents international clients before the European Commission and the national competition authorities and courts in Belgium and France.
 
She regularly prepares antitrust compliance programmes and conducts training sessions and audits on competition law matters for company employees.  She is the co-developer of a unique interactive competition compliance training programme, which provides a different approach for competition compliance training in which participants take over the role of a character placed in real-life situations.

Languages

English, French

Recommendations

  • Expert Guides – Rising Star (Competition/Antitrust)
  • Who’s Who Legal - Future leader (Competition)

Education

  • University of Amsterdam, LL.M. in European Union Business Law, magna cum laude, 1999
  • University of Aberdeen, Certificate in Legal Studies, 1998
  • University of Brussels, Master of Laws, magna cum laude, 1998

Publications

Contributor to the fourth (2004), fifth (2010) and sixth editions of Van Bael & Bellis, Competition Law of the European Community (Kluwer), the standard work of reference in the field of EU competition law.

Contributor to Van Bael & Bellis' Business Law Guide to Belgium (Kluwer Law International/Bruylant, 2003).

Bar Admission

Brussels

Expertise

Notable assignments

  • Assisting JTEKT, a large Japanese multinational, in securing full immunity from fines under the Commission’s leniency programme during the European Commission’s investigation into the automotive bearings cartel and coordinating the defence of follow-on damages claims in various jurisdictions.

  • Representing the Umicore group in the French Competition Authority’s investigation into allegations of anti-competitive practices and abuse of dominant position in the building products sector and representing the client in the forthcoming appeal.