James S. Venit



Antitrust Matters and Competition Law


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Jim Venit has extensive international antitrust and European competition law experience. He has been practicing competition law in Brussels since 1980. His experience includes representing multinational companies in proceedings under the Merger Regulation and Articles 101 and 102 (formerly 81 and 82). He has represented clients in a wide range of economic sectors and has extensive experience counseling companies on compliance matters and the implementation of compliance programs.

Mr. Venit has written extensively on various aspects of competition law and was named one of the “Top 10 antitrust lawyers” from around the world by Global Counsel. He repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, Mr. Venit was named a leading practitioner in his field by Who’s Who Legal: Competition Lawyers & Economists and Who’s Who Legal: Competition.

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Brussels (B-list)
New York


J.D., New York University School of Law, 1979 (New York University Law Review; Order of the Coif)

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1976

M.A., Columbia University, 1971

B.A., Yale University, 1967 (Phi Beta Kappa; summa cum laude)





"Widening the ‘Gap’ - The Substantial Lessening of the Commission’s Evidentiary Burden and the Demise of Coordinated Effects Under the SIEC Test and §§24/25 of the Horizontal Merger Guidelines"

European Competition Journal

"MOFCOM Lifts Hold-Separate Remedies for the First Time"

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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