Ben Falkenberg advises on all aspects of EU competition law, including merger control, cartel defence, issues related to abuses of a dominant position, and state aid law. Ben has acted across a variety of industry sectors, including financial services, commodities trading, transport and logistics, electronics, energy, pharmaceuticals and online platforms.
His recent experience includes:
- Advising a large global financial institution in relation to an on-going EC antitrust investigation, including instructing an external first-level review team, assisting and managing aspects of the second-level review, as well as identifying and categorizing possible theories of harm based on the review of evidence.
- Advising a global corporate in relation to an on-going EC investigation that was opened following an antitrust complaint, in particular preparing a response to an EC information request.
- Advising a large electronics manufacturer in relation to an EC dawn raid and subsequent cartel investigation, including an initial review of evidence taken by the EC, and setting up a document review platform.
- Advising global commodities trading firm Mercuria on its acquisition of J.P. Morgan's commodities trading business, in particular multijurisdictional analysis and drafting aspects of the EC notification.
- Ben regularly advises hedge funds and similar entities engaged in event-driven merger arbitrage on transaction risk as well as procedural time-frames and hurdles for international deals.
Ben actively contributes to Cadwalader's "VS" campaign to confront modern slavery in America, tracking legislative proposals and drafting standards to incentivize corporate clients to comply with supply chain reporting requirements.
Ben graduated from the Sorbonne Law School (Paris I) in 2013, receiving a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School the same year. He advises clients in English, French and German.