Mr. Troch's practice focuses on all aspects of Belgian and European (EU) competition law, with particular emphasis on merger control proceedings, abuse of dominance, cartel matters and state aid.

Mr. Troch joined the the firms Brussels team in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Troch worked in another leading international competition law firm in Brussels.

In addition, Mr. Troch is currently connected to the Liège Competition and Innovation Institute (LCII) and the University of Leuven (KUL) as an academic researcher and teaching assistant in EU competition law.

Experience

  • SABIC in obtaining worldwide merger clearances for the creation of a joint venture with Exxon-Mobil to build and operate a multi-billion dollar petrochemical plant producing ethylene and ethylene derivatives.
  • Komatsu Ltd. in international merger filings regarding its $2.9 billion agreement to acquire mining equipment company, Joy Global.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation in its $435 million acquisition of Symetis, a Swiss structural heart company focused on minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implantation devices.

Perspectives

Antitrustrecht en handhaving: aandachtspunten voor Belgische ondernemingen
in Mededingingsrecht: do's en don'ts voor Belgische ondernemingen, Intersentia
AG Saugmandsgaard Øe indicates that providing misleading information aimed at undermining the reputation of one drug to the benefit of another drug might constitute a restriction by object (Hoffmann-La Roche)
Concurrences
The Belgian Competition Authority fines the country's largest yeast producer for resale price maintenance and abuse of dominance (Algist Bruggeman)
Concurrences
The EU Court of Justice rules that the extension of existing State aid must be considered as the alteration of that aid and is therefore subject to the obligation of prior notification as new aid (DEI / Alouminion tis Ellados)
Concurrences
The EU Commission sends a statement of objections to an international sports association because of the possible incompatibility of its governance rules with competition law (International Skating Union)
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Credentials

Education
  • LLM, University of Liège (ULg), Liege Competition and Innovation Institute (LCII), 2015, magna cum laude

  • Master of Laws, University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium, 2014, cum laude

Admissions
  • Brussels, Belgium
Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
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