June 24, 2021
Best Lawyers in Belgium 2021-2022 has recognized three Gibson Dunn partners in their respective practice areas: Ali Nikpay – Competition/Antitrust Law and Litigation; Christian Riis-Madsen – European Union Law; and David Wood – Competition/Antitrust Law, and European Union Law. The list was published on June 24, 2021.
Ali Nikpay is Co-Chair of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Group. He has more than 20 years of EU and UK merger control, antitrust and litigation experience in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, he served at both the European Commission’s DG for Competition (DG COMP) and the UK competition authority. He is co-editor of “Faull & Nikpay: The EU Law of Competition.”
Christian Riis-Madsen’s practice focuses on EU competition, including merger control, abuse of dominance, investigations, cartels, as well as EU regulatory law. He has significant experience in high-tech industries where he is representing some of the largest companies in the world, on matters involving fast-evolving markets, intellectual property rights, and complex trade patterns. He is also one of very few antitrust specialists in Brussels of Scandinavian background, giving his broad practice an invaluable perspective on the culture and laws of the region.
David Wood’s practice encompasses the full range of European antitrust issues, including cartels, merger control, abuse of dominance (monopolization), restrictive agreements, sector inquiries and private enforcement. He has strong expertise in the financial services, media/high-tech, and transport sectors. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, he spent 10 years at the antitrust enforcement division of the European Commission (DG Competition), including positions as Head of the Financial Services Unit and Acting Head of the Media Unit.