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Gavin Bushell is a partner in the European & Competition Law Practice Group in Brussels, where he advises clients on EU competition, state aid and aviation law. He has almost 20 years of experience practicing law and is a frequent speaker at legal conferences, particularly on merger control matters. In July 2018, Gavin was listed as one of a limited number of practitioners in the Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Competition 2019. Gavin is individually ranked in Chambers & Partners Global - Belgium for Competition Law in Band 3. "Gavin is lauded by sources as "fantastic! Always one step ahead. A great communicator and pleasant to work with even under the greatest pressure." He is particularly well regarded in the field of merger control and is most experienced in the pharmaceuticals and aviation sectors." He is described as "extremely hard-working, energetic and solution-finding. He is a young and hungry person with whom it is pleasant and efficient to work." "He's a great competition lawyer and business generator." Clients appreciate the fact that he "took the time to understand our business structure, our operations and our standards." In March 2012, Gavin was named by Global Competition Review as one of the top 40 of the world's leading competition practitioners under the age of 40 in its 40 under 40 survey. Gavin was chairman of the Law Society, Brussels Competition Section from 2012 to 2015. He is author of a number of articles on EU competition law. He is also a member of various legal and industry associations such as the European Air Law Association and the European Aviation Club.

On 5 May 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published a proposed Regulation, along with an impact assessment report, aiming to address potential distortions caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market (“Proposed Regulation”). This Proposed Regulation will create substantial new obligations for companies if adopted in its current form.

Executive Summary The European Commission (Commission) has issued new guidance on when it will accept referrals of merger control reviews from EU national competition authorities. The new guidance was published on 26 March 2021 with immediate effect. In a change of policy, the Commission will accept merger control referrals from…

The European Commission (“Commission”) published a White Paper proposing to create three new review mechanisms aimed at addressing the potential distortive effects caused by foreign subsidies in the Single market generally; in acquisitions of EU companies; and during EU public procurement procedures.
A public consultation is now open until 23 September 2020 during which stakeholders can provide their views on the options set out in the White Paper.
The new mechanisms would apply to all non-EU companies benefitting from non-EU subsidies.
New filing obligations would apply if non-EU subsidies might have a distortive effect on competition on the EU market.

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