Simon Troch is an associate in the Brussels office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice.

Mr. Troch focuses his practice on all aspects of Belgian and EU competition law, with a particular emphasis on abuse of dominance, private damage claims, merger control proceedings, cartel matters, and state aid. His experience covers several industry sectors including pharma, mining, maritime transport, and basic industries.

Mr. Troch also holds an academic research and teaching position at the University of Liège - Liège Competition and Innovation Institute (LCII). Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Troch worked as an antitrust associate at a leading international law firm in Brussels.


Mr. Troch’s representative experience includes advising:

  • SABIC in obtaining global merger clearances for the creation of a joint venture with Exxon-Mobil for the production of ethylene and ethylene derivatives*
  • Komatsu Ltd. in obtaining global merger filings for its US$2.9 billion acquisition of mining equipment company, Joy Global*
  • Boston Scientific Corporation in its US$435 million acquisition of Symetis, a Swiss structural heart company focused on minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implantation devices*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Brussels Bar - A List

Education

  • LLM, University of Liège, 2015
  • Master of Laws, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French