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Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch

Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch



  • EU & Competition Law

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Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch is the Partner in charge of the European & Competition Law practice of Arendt & Medernach. He specialises in competition law and European banking and financial law and advises a wide range of public and private clients, both nationally and internationally, on EU and competition law and sectoral regulation. This includes EU and Luxembourg competition law, EU aspects of mergers and acquisitions, complaints and notifications to competition regulators, state aid, banking and financial law, tax law, telecommunications, public procurement and environmental law.

He is Professor of European Banking and Financial Law at the Université de Liège (Belgium), and also teaches at the Université de Luxembourg from the academic year 2007-2008. In 2009, he published a book on European Banking and Financial law (“Droit bancaire et financier européen” (Larcier)). The second edition was published in 2016.

He is member of the Luxembourg Bar.

Prior to joining Arendt & Medernach, he was Legal Secretary at the European Court of Justice.

Holding a Doctorate in Law from the Université de Liège and from the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg (France), he is the author of numerous articles and books on European law (mainly competition and banking and financial law), private international law, company law and arbitration law.

For the latest key developments in EU case law affecting companies, please see Philippe-Emmanuel’s dedicated blog: EU Case Law.
Areas of Practice

EU & Competition Law


Luxembourg Competition Council Willing to Review and Refer M&A Transactions to the European Commission
Arendt & Medernach, May 2021

 On 29 April 2021, following the release of the widely commented European Commission Guidance on Art. 22 of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR), the Luxembourg Competition Council published a statement on the recent policy change...

Luxembourg Competition Council Imposes Highest Ever Fine for Resale Price Maintenance Agreements
Arendt & Medernach, November 2020

On 18 November 2020, the Luxembourg Competition Council issued decisions against German biscuit manufacturer Bahlsen, as well as against the Luxembourg supermarket outlet Cactus and the internationally active Auchan and Delhaize groups for engaging in resale price maintenance agreements and distorting competition on the Luxembourg market. The decisions impose fines of in total EUR 3,3 million and mark the end of a five year long investigation process.Legal FrameworkArt...

Preliminary Opinion of EU Court of Justice Suggests that United Kingdom Could Still Avoid Brexit
Arendt & Medernach, December 2018

In December of 2018, EU Court of Justice Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona concluded that the United Kingdom may unilaterally withdraw its intention to leave the European Union before 29 March 2019 and therefore remain in the EU. This is so long as the revocation notice is made before the formal conclusion of a withdrawal agreement and it respects the UK’s constitutional requirements...

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