Philippe Noguès is an associate in O’Melveny’s Brussels office. Philippe is a member of the Paris and Brussels Bars. He focuses on EU and French competition law, and on the coordination of multi-jurisdictional matters. Philippe advises in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, anti-competitive agreements, concerted practices and abuse of dominant position in relation to various industry sectors such as energy, aviation, mineral resources, automotive and pharmaceutical.
Recent work includes representing Northwest Airlines in obtaining Phase I EC clearance without remedies or conditions in its merger with Delta Air Lines. In this precedent-setting outcome the Brussels team was successful in persuading the EC that the fact that there was no prospect of the merger significantly impeding effective competition on transatlantic routes between the US and the EU because of the two airlines’ existing relationship with Air France/KLM and their common membership of SkyTeam. More recently, Philippe represented AMD in its article 82 complaint against Intel that culminated on 13 May 2009 when the European Commission fined Intel a record €1.06 billion for its anti-competitive practices.
Philippe has authored a number of articles on competition law, especially in the field of leniency and in the energy sector.