Maikel van Wissen
"I am an experienced competition lawyer, advising clients on complex national, European and global competition law matters. Clients value my "can do" mentality, combining in-depth knowledge and strategic insights, with a strong commercial sense for what drives businesses."
Education and qualifications
- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in relation to its £46bn recommended offer for Shire plc, the largest ever outbound M&A deal by a Japanese company
- SIX Group in relation to its US $3bn partnership with Worldline, creating a pan-European payments provider
- 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
- Recruit Holdings Co. on its €1.42bn all-cash tender offer for USG People
- Air France-KLM in defence of multiparty follow-on litigation in the Netherlands relating to the the European Commission's Air Cargo decision
- A healthcare company in one of the EC’s recent reverse payment investigations
- Mediahuis on its public offer for Telegraaf Media Groep, creating a leading multimedia company in the Dutch-Belgian market
- EQT and Investor in relation to their sale (US $4 billion) to Baxter International of Gambro, a globally leading manufacturer of dialysis devices
Maikel is a former board member of the Dutch Competition Lawyers Association and an editor of one of the leading Dutch competition journals. He regularly publishes and speaks on a variety of EU competition law topics, including innovations in competition law and antitrust damages litigation.
Recent publications include:
Maikel van Wissen & others, "Interview with Johannes Laitenberger – a competition case handler who became Director-General", MP, December 2017
Maikel van Wissen & Lodewick Prompers, “Big Data, Big Concerns? EU Competition Law Implications of the Changing Role of Big Data in the Financial Services Industry”, Competition Policy International, December 2016