Areas of practice
· Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint-Ventures: Analysis of purchase and sale transactions and legal advice on purchase and sale agreements. Legal advice on and drafting of notifications of concentrations to the European Commission and to National Competition Authorities (in particular to the Belgian, Brazilian, Czech, Italian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish and UK competition authorities). Expertise in multi-jurisdictional filings.
Specialist in filings before DG COMP and the Spanish NCA (“Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia”)
· Antitrust: Analysis of and advice on anti-trust aspects of commercial agreements and practices (cartels, dominant position, parallel imports, distribution, licensing, co-promotion, co-marketing, R&D, specialization, subcontracting). Advice on self-assessment of commercial conduct by companies. Advice on the appropriateness of leniency applications and filing of leniency applications. Representation of companies in anti-trust investigations and settlement procedures. Filing of complaints to the European Commission and to National Competition Authorities in Europe. Drafting of anti-trust compliance programmes.
Specialist in Self-Assessment and complaints before DG COMP and the Spanish NCA (“Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia”)
· State Aid: Advising public authorities on the legality of envisaged aid measures. Filing of complaints on illegal state aid for competing companies before the European Commission.
Specialist in assessing States on the legality of state aid and in filing complaints on illegal state aid before DG COMP.
· Private Enforcement:Presenting claims for anti-trust damages following-on from cartel or abuse decisions or on a stand-alone basis. Coordination with/hiring of necessary assistance from Economists in order to quantify the companies´ damages. Representation of companies in settlement procedures.
Specialist in Anti-trust Damages Claims before civil courts throughout the EU.
·Nuclear Energy Law: Legal advice on legal issues relating to nuclear energy, especially nuclear liability, the International Conventions (NEA,IAEA,CSC) and their interplay with national nuclear law. EU Commission Expert on Nuclear Liability 2010-2013 (Luxembourg). Author of the EC study with a view to Harmonization of EU nuclear liability
Specialist in Nuclear Liability/Expert to EC Commission 2010-2013/Member of the International Nuclear Law Association.
-PROF. MIGUEL SOUSA FERRO (Lisbon, Portugal)
Guest Professor at University of Lisbon Law School; Associate Professor at European University (Lisbon – Laureate Group); Legal Adviser to Portuguese Nuclear Regulator; Member of the Lisbon Bar; Counsel at Eduardo Paz Ferreira & Associados
-RAMSEY FORREST (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Partner at Forrest Advisers
-LEON PATRICE SARR (Dakar, Senegal)
Managing Partner, LPS L@w; Member of the Dakar Bar; Member of the African IT Lawyers´ Association; Member of the International Technology Law Association.
We offer Legal Services in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch to a wide range of international clients. Evelyne Ameye is a member of the Brussels Bar and of the Madrid Bar and is ranked in Chambers & Partners Europe.
"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2019
Evelyne Ameye boasts considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional work, and is well versed in representing clients before both Spanish and European authorities. Her caseload comprises cartel proceedings, private enforcement actions and distribution agreements. Sources comment that "she combines in-depth, detailed analysis with a strategic, outside-the-box approach."
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2018
Evelyne Ameye has significant expertise in cartel investigations, merger control and private enforcement. She stands out for her particular knowledge of European energy sector regulation and for her handling of advisory mandates relating to distribution agreements: "She is an excellent strategist and is capable of thinking beyond the problem at hand and looking for the exact permitted limit of the law" says one client. "She understands the terminology and the market in which we operate, which makes life a lot easier", adds another interviewee.
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2017 -
COMPETITION AND EUROPEAN LAW:
Clients say: "Evelyne Ameye is very articulate and she can steer you from A to B in the best way possible," adding: "She makes our life easier." She commonly represents clients under investigation by local competition authorities and is experienced in defending their interests at European level. She also advises on merger control and cartels.
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2016 – COMPETITION AND EUROPEAN LAW: Founder Evelyne Ameye of Evelyne Ameye Legal Services assists with merger control, antitrust and cartel cases. Clients say: "She is very skilled, accurate and a reliable adviser."
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2015 – COMPETITION AND EUROPEAN LAW:
"Of counsel Evelyne Ameye recently founded Evelyne Ameye Legal Services, an independent practice in EU and competition law in Spain. She remains a recognised figure on the Spanish market and is experienced in cartel cases and restrictive practices."
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2014 – COMPETITION AND EUROPEAN LAW:
Of Counsel Evelyne Ameye is described as "fantastic. She takes ownership of matters and is incredibly responsive."
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2013 – COMPETITION AND EUROPEAN LAW:Evelyne Ameye enters the rankings following strong praise. She is "technically excellent, proactive and a great communicator", say clients.
Membership of Professional Associations:
-Member of the Brussels Bar.
-Member of the Madrid Bar.
-Non-Governmental Advisor to Turkish Competition Authority.
-Member of the International Competition Network (ICN).
-Member of the Spanish Competition Association (AEDC).
-Member of the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA).
-Member of the European Commission Expert Group on Nuclear Liability.