Nicholas Levy

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Nicholas Levy

Nicholas Levy

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Biography

Nicholas Levy is a partner based in the Brussels and London offices.

His practice focuses on EU and U.K. antitrust law. He has extensive experience in notifying mergers and joint ventures under the EU Merger Regulation, as well as coordinating the pan-European notification of international transactions with various national competition authorities.

Mr. Levy has been involved in many leading merger cases, including DuPont/ICI, P&G/VP Schickedanz, Kimberly-Clark/Scott Paper, Goodyear/Dunlop, Caterpillar/Perkins, Coca-Cola Enterprises/ABGB, Blokker/Toys “R” Us, Alcoa/Reynolds, General Electric/Honeywell, Sony/BMG, Inco/Falconbridge, Euronext/LSE, Abbott/Solvay Pharmaceutical, NYSE Euronext/Deutsche Börse, UTC/Goodrich, Lafarge/Anglo American, Sony/EMI Music Publishing, Ryanair/Aer Lingus, IMS/Cegedim, Lafarge/Holcim, and Actavis/Allergan.

He has also been involved in a number of important proceedings before the EU Courts, including for IMS HEALTH, in its successful appeal of a Commission decision imposing interim measures, for BASF in its appeal of a Commission decision imposing record fines for alleged participation in the vitamins cartel, and for Sony and SONY BMG in their successful appeal to the Court of Justice of the Court of First Instance’s judgment annulling the Commission’s decision approving the formation of SONY BMG.

Mr. Levy has written and spoken widely on a broad array of European competition law issues, and has authored a two-volume treatise entitled European Merger Control Law: A Guide to the Merger Regulation, published by LexisNexis. He is distinguished as a leading Competition/Antitrust lawyer by Chambers Global and was included in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers and Global Competition Review’s “45 Under 45” and “40 Under 40” surveys of the world’s brightest young antitrust lawyers. He was named "Competition Lawyer of the Year" by Legal Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers 2009, received the ILO Competition Lawyer of the Year Client Choice Award 2010, and was a finalist for Global Competition Review’s 2012 Lawyer of the Year Award.

Mr. Levy joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1999. He is a graduate of Oxford University and the City University of London.

Mr. Levy is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is an international law firm that provides legal services to clients. The company serves multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, and domestic corporations and financial institutions. The company was founded in 1946 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales
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