Andris Rimsa specializes in EU competition law.

He advises clients on a wide range of antitrust issues, including restrictive practices, merger control proceedings, abuse of dominance and litigation before EU courts. His experience includes various sectors, notably pharmaceuticals, automotive, manufacturing and industrial services, and the sports industry.

Andris joined the firm in 2012 and became counsel in 2022.

Notable Experiences

  • American Express in the formation of a joint venture of its Global Business Travel division (GBT) with an investor group led by Certares

  • Autoliv in the context of the EU Commission’s investigation into automotive occupant safety systems

  • Bekaert in the acquisition of Pirelli Tyre’s steel cord business

  • Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (“K” Line) in connection with the EU Commission’s investigation into the car carrier industry

  • LG Display in respect of the appeal before EU Court of Justice in relation to the EU Commission’s investigation into liquid crystal displays

  • Lundbeck in the EU Commission’s investigation and before the EU Court of Justice concerning the EU Commission’s first decision concerning reverse payment patent settlement agreements in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Marine Harvest in an appeal before the EU Court of Justice against the EU Commission’s €20 million fine for an alleged breach of the notification and standstill obligations in the EU Merger Regulation in respect of its acquisition of Morpol

  • Reverta in connection with State aid advice concerning the restructuring of its subordinated debt

  • SIBUR in connection with Sinopec’s strategic partnership with SIBUR and acquisition of a 10 percent shareholding in the company, representing one of the largest Chinese investments ever made into a Russian business

  • Sony Corporation of America in its acquisition of the 50 percent interest in Sony/ATV held by the Estate of Michael Jackson

  • The International Olympic Committee in the EU Commission’s proceedings concerning the International Skating Union’s eligibility rules

  • Tronox in its $1.7 billion acquisition of Cristal

  • Several clients in nonpublic cartel and antitrust investigations involving the EU Commission

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