Philippe Jonckheere

Philippe Jonckheere

Associate, Brussels

“I advise on all aspects of EU and international competition law. I provide pragmatic solutions to help clients achieve their strategic goals.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Qualified in Belgium, Philippe is an associate in our global competition practice, based in Brussels.
 
Philippe represents clients in competition and state aid matters before the European Commission, the Belgian Competition Authority, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets as well as regulatory authorities worldwide. He advises on the full range of competition matters, including competition litigation before national courts.
 
Philippe works for clients in a wide range of industries and has significant experience advising private equity firms and pension funds on global merger control.
 
Work highlights
Philippe has advised and represented clients in a broad range of industries. His recent experience includes:
 
  • advising SIX Group in relation to its US $3 bn partnership with Worldline, creating a pan-European payment provider;
  • advising an international pension fund in relation to the global merger control aspects of their transactions;
  • defending Belgian railway operator NMBS/SNCB in several cases relating to advertising in rail stations and on the rail network, and involving issues of tendering procedures, state aid and allegations of cartel;
  • advising various clients in the consumer goods and healthcare industry on competition law investigations and compliance;
  • advising a consortium of international banks in relation to the set-up of Payconiq. Payconiq is the first international cross-border payments service that enables consumers to make online, on-the-go and peer-to-peer payments; and
  • Mediahuis on its public offer for Telegraaf Media Groep, creating a leading multimedia company in the Dutch-Belgian market.

Professional experience

Philippe is a member of the Belgian Association pour l’Étude du Droit de la Concurrence (Association for Study of Competition/Antitrust Law). Most recently he wrote:
 
  • Philippe Jonckheere, “Alken-Maes/AB InBev (Bosteels) – A ‘Residual Jurisdiction’ for the Belgian Competition Authority to Assess Non-notifiable Mergers?”, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Volume 9, Issue 7, 1 September 2018.

Education and qualifications

Philippe studied law at the University of Leuven, Belgium and holds an LL.M in Competition Law from King’s College London. Before joining Linklaters, Philippe interned at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission.
 
Philippe speaks French, Dutch and English.