Dr. Lukas Solek

Associate, Brussels

“I advise on all aspects of EU and international competition law, with particular expertise in Austrian competition law. I provide clients with pragmatic and comprehensive all-round carefree solutions tailored to their individual needs.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Qualified in Austria, Lukas is an associate in our global competition practice, based in Brussels.

Lukas advises on the full range of competition matters with an emphasis on merger control, cartel proceedings and competition litigation. Lukas is frequently asked to advise clients on a variety of competition law aspects regarding in particular the energy, automotive, pharmaceutical, private equity and food sectors.

Lukas has assisted clients with merger control filings across numerous European jurisdictions, with particular experience involving filings before the European Commission.

Other antitrust experience includes advising clients involved in European Commission’s cartel investigations, competition litigation as well as assisting clients in undertaking internal investigations into behaviour potentially subject to Articles 101 and 102 TFEU.

Work highlights:

Lukas has been an adviser in a number of significant merger control and antitrust matters. These include advising:

  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in relation to its £46bn recommended offer for Shire plc, the largest ever outbound M&A deal by a Japanese company
  • On an intervention in merger control proceedings, such as Ball’s acquisition of Rexam
  • An investment bank in relation to the European Commission's Power Cables investigation and subsequent appeal to the European Courts in relation to alleged parent company liability
  • A manufacturer of car glass in relation to private damages claims

Professional experience

Lukas is a member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht and regularly publishes on a variety of EU competition law topics, including innovations in competition law.

Recent publications include:
 
  • EuGH zur Zulässigkeit von Beschränkungen des Online-Handels im Luxusbereich, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht, February 2018
  • Leitfaden der Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde zu Hausdurchsuchungen, ecolex, January 2018
  • Intel – Treuerabatte sind nicht per se verboten, ecolex, December 2017
  • Passive Participation in Anticompetitive Agreements, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, August 2016
  • Restrictions of Third-Party Platforms within Selective Distribution Systems, World Competition Law and Economics Review, June 2016
  • Interim measures versus commitment decisions in fast-developing markets, Competition Law Journal, March 2016
  • Administrative and Judicial Discretion in Setting Fines, World Competition Law and Economics Review, June 2016
  • Consequences of Competition Law Infringements in Five Acts, Global Competition Litigation Review, December 2015
 

Education and qualifications

Lukas studied law at the University of Vienna, Austria, and holds a Ph.D. in state aid law from the University of Vienna.

He works in English and German.