Christian Riis-Madsen

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Christian Riis-Madsen is a partner in O'Melveny's Brussels office. Christian is a member of the Danish and Brussels bars and focuses on EU competition law and EU regulatory law as well as Danish competition law.Christian has significant experience with the application of competition law and EU regulatory law to the energy sector. He has represented energy companies in mergers, cartel investigations and article 81 counselling relating to both up-stream and down-stream activities. He represented Norsk Hydro in obtaining EU clearance for the merger of its oil and gas activities with Statoil and in obtaining unconditional phase II clearance for its US$1 billion sale of Kerling AS to UK-based INEOS. He was also involved in the GFU cartel investigation in which he successfully represented two oil companies which were among the 30 companies targeted by the EC's probe into US$160 billion of natural gas supplies from the Norwegian continental shelf. Christian has also assisted EU member states with the implementation into national law of the EU Gas and Electricity Directives.Other recent matters include representing AMD in its historic article 82 complaint against Intel in which Intel was fined a record @1.06 billion and successfully obtaining the acquittal of Léon van Parys, the European importer of 'Bonita' bananas, in a banana cartel investigation which ultimately led to the imposition of fines amounting to more than e60 million on other banana importers.Christian handles notifications to the European Commission, national competition authorities, and coordinates filings in jurisdictions ranging from South Korea, China and Japan, to Canada, South Africa and Brazil.

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