Partner, Slaughter and May
Philippe Chappatte was head of the competition group for over 10 years. He is resident in the firm’s London office, but also spends a proportion of his time in Brussels.
Philippe has extensive experience of both EU and UK competition law with expertise in merger, cartel, behavioural and competition litigation cases in both jurisdictions.
Philippe’s recent highlights include advising Booking Holdings in relation to the investigations throughout Europe into hotel online bookings both under competition and consumer law; Illumina on its acquisition of Grail, the first case called in by the European Commission under its new Article 22 policy, including the Commission’s Phase 2 review and the parallel application to the General Court to annul the Commission’s decision; and Allergan in relation to its acquisition by AbbVie, one of the largest recent mergers in the pharmaceutical sector.
Philippe is listed as a leading individual by Chambers, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. He is the president of the European Competition Lawyers Forum, which is used as a sounding board on policy and practice-related issues by the European Commission’s Competition Directorate General.