Alexandra Luchian

London
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
 
 

Alexandra Luchian is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice. Mrs Luchian’s practice encompasses contentious and non-contentious competition law in an international context, with a focus on EU and UK competition law and regulation.

Mrs Luchian advises on a wide range of international competition and regulatory matters, including:

  • Competition litigation (including private damages claims and judicial review proceedings)
  • Merger control (including Phase I and Phase II merger control investigations before the Competition and Markets Authority and the European Commission, as well as multi-jurisdictional merger control matters)
  • Competition law advice and compliance (for example, in relation to Article 101/Chapter I and Article 102/Chapter II matters, as well as competition law compliance and training programmes for clients)
  • State aid
  • Regulatory matters, for example in the telecommunications and energy sectors

Mrs Luchian’s practice spans multiple sectors and industries, including Aerospace, Defence & Government Services, Communications, Connectivity, Information Technology - Systems & Solutions, and Retail & Consumer Products.

Mrs Luchian represents clients before EU and national courts, competition authorities and regulators and her recent experience includes:

  • Representing Viasat in its ongoing appeal of Ofcom’s authorisation of ground-based stations operated by Inmarsat Ventures Limited for the provision of broadband services to aircraft, currently before the Court of Appeal
  • Representing American Airlines in the ongoing CMA investigation regarding the UK-US aspects of the current European Commission commitments relating to American’s joint business with British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair
  • Representing Singapore Airlines in civil claims in the English High Court for damages arising out of an European Commission decision imposing fines on air cargo carriers for a global price fixing cartel on fuel surcharges. Highlights of this decade-long litigation include: securing the release from the claim of over 50,000 individual Chinese claimants and achieving three landmark victories in the Court of Appeal regarding economic torts claims and the temporal scope of the claims
  • Representing Electro Rent in the CMA merger inquiry relating to its acquisition of Microlease
  • Representing Electro Rent in its appeal in the Competition Appeal Tribunal of the first CMA fine relating to an Interim Order
  • Acting for a pharmaceutical company in a multi-jurisdictional merger control matter and securing Phase I unconditional clearance in all the jurisdictions concerned
  • Advising on the acquisition by RPC Group of ESE World, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of temporary storage systems for waste and recyclable materials, from Stirling Square Capital Partners and securing Phase I unconditional clearance in all the jurisdictions concerned
  • Advising Peninsula Pacific on the acquisition by Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping of Camfaud Concrete Pumps, Premier Concrete Pumping, and South Coast Concrete Pumping, UK-based companies providing concrete pumping and material placements services
  • Advising on the add-on acquisition by Brundage-Bone of Reilly Concrete Pumping Limited
  • Advising ACCO Brands Corporation on its acquisition of Esselte Group and securing Phase I unconditional clearance in all the jurisdictions concerned (including the UK)
  • Representing Adecco S.A. in its acquisition of Penna Consulting, a UK-based provider of executive staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, and consulting services
  • Representing Viasat in its joint venture with Eutelsat Communications combining Eutelsat's current European broadband business with Viasat's broadband technologies and consumer Internet Service Provider (ISP) business expertise
  • Advising RPC Group Plc on its acquisition of British Polythene Industries, a UK-based manufacturer of polyethylene film products, sacks, and bags
  • Assisting with the representation of Singapore Airlines in successfully appealing the European Commission’s 2010 infringement decision imposing €799 million fines on air cargo carriers for a global price fixing cartel on fuel surcharges before the EU General Court
  • Acting for a major consultancy company in a multi-jurisdictional merger control matter and securing Phase I unconditional clearance in all the jurisdictions concerned
  • Advising a major media services company as regards offering undertakings in lieu to the UK Competition and Markets Authority and securing Phase I clearance
  • Acting for a major ladder company in securing Phase I unconditional clearance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority
  • Advising various clients in relation to selective distribution networks
  • Advising clients in relation to the application of EU and UK competition law to undertakings and associations of undertakings
  • Advising on EU and UK substantive and procedural aspects of potential complaints in relation to exclusionary abuses of a dominant position
  • Advising clients in the defence sector on the application of the UK public interest intervention regime
  • Advising a major insurance company in relation to its global competition compliance and training programme
 
 
 
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