For more than 15 years, clients have benefited from the extensive experience of Serge Clerckz, Partner at Jones Day, in EU competition law and government regulation in a wide range of sectors, including aerospace, consumer goods, technology, and ITC.
His competition practice covers merger control and antitrust. Serge has led several recent merger cases for P&G, including its $4.2 billion acquisition of Merck KGaA's consumer health business, the dissolution of its JV with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and the $12.5 billion sale of its beauty business (including Hugo Boss, Gucci, Max Factor, Wella) to Coty. He also led Goodrich's $18.4 billion merger with UTC and TI's acquisition of National Semiconductors. His antitrust practice includes complex investigations and private enforcement litigation, including a landmark €120 million settlement for KPN following an abuse of dominance claim against Belgacom.
Serge also has extensive experience in regulated industries including the representation of the GSM Association before the European Court of Justice on the legal basis of the regulation of international roaming prices. Other representative clients include Bombardier, Bunge, The Carlyle Group, Ferro, Knauf Insulation, KPN Group, Materion, Micron, Owens Corning, Solvay, Socar Trading, UPM, and The World Bank. Serge regularly speaks at conferences and publishes on competition law and government regulation. He is a guest lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris and the Free University of Brussels (VUB).