Izzet Sinan counsels clients on European Union (EU) law. He advises on all aspects of EU competition law, helps companies obtain clearance for mergers and joint ventures before the European Commission and Member State agencies, and counsels on agreements and issues relating to requests for information. He also advises and defends clients involved in alleged cartel agreements—including onsite European Commission dawn raid investigations and possible leniency and settlement issues—and implements compliance programs.
Recognized by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, Izzet advises clients in EU trade and customs cases, including complex issues of origin, as well as in other EU regulatory matters. He has practiced in Brussels since the early 1980s and is qualified to appear before the Court of Justice of the EU.
Regularly represents Apollo Global Management in relation to merger control work
Represented Statoil in its onshore and off-shore joint ventures with Rosneft
Represented General Cable Corporation successfully defending the company and its subsidiaries in the power cables cartel
Represented various supplier companies in the autoparts price fixing cases
Regularly represents Athora Holding Ltd. in relation to merger control work
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 1982, LL.M.
University of Cambridge, Saint Catharine's College, 1979, B.A.
University of Cambridge, Saint Catharine's College, 1980, LL.M.
University of Cambridge, Saint Catharine's College, 1983, M.A.
Brussels, French Order, A
England & Wales (Barrister, Inner Temple)
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Competition/European Law, Belgium, Chambers Global (2009–2021)
Ranked, Competition/European Law (Foreign Expert for Turkey), Belgium, Chambers Global (2018–2021)
Ranked, Competition/European Law (Foreign Expert for UK), Belgium, Chambers Global (2021)
Ranked, Competition/European Law, Belgium, Chambers Europe (2009–2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Competition, Law360 (2017–2020)
Recognized, Competition, Global Competition Review's Who's Who Legal (2019, 2020)
Recognized, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2017 Practice Group of the Year for Antitrust Law
Recommended in The Legal 500 UK (2016)
Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, EC Competition Policy Subcommittee