Sylvain Petit

Associate

Brussels
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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Sylvain Petit is an associate within the Antitrust & Competition Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Brussels. He focuses on European, French and Belgian competition law, with the main areas of his practice encompassing merger control, anticompetitive practices (anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominant position) and State aid issues.

Sylvain graduated with a master in European law (Magna Cum Laude) from the Université Catholique de Louvain (2013).

He also obtained a LL.M. in European law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2014).

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Sylvain Petit is an associate within the Antitrust & Competition Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Brussels. He focuses on European, French and Belgian competition law, with the main areas of his practice encompassing merger control, anticompetitive practices (anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominant position) and State aid issues.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie in 2014, Sylvain completed internships in Brussels in the tax law firm Afschrift. He also completed an internship in Paris within the litigation department of Intervista.

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • Co-author of the chapter on Abuse of Dominant Position in Lamy Droit Economique, Wolters Kluwer, 2018
  • Co-author of “Tax Rulings and State Aid Qualification: Should Reality Matter?”, published in European State Aid Law Quarterly, 2017/2 p. 233       
  • Co-author of “Bury them deep: the Court of Justice annuls the Autogrill and Banco Santander judgments of the General Court”, published in European State Aid Law Quarterly, 2017/2 p. 310       
  • Co-author of “The French Pension Case: The defense based on Compensation of Structural Disadvantage Consigned to Oblivion” published in European State Aid Law Quarterly, 2017/1, p. 82     
  • Co-author of “IFP v. Commission : the Commission does not meet the standard of proof”, published in European State Aid Law Quarterly, 2016/3 p. 468
  • Co-author of “Public Sales of Land in State Aid Law”, published in European State Aid Law Quarterly, 2016/1 p. 142
  • Co-author of “Spanish Fiscal Aid Cases: the Good, the Bad and the Unclear”, published in European State Aid Law Quarterly, 2015/2 p. 295