Izzet M. 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 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.
Regularly represents SK Capital Partners 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.
Represented Ferro Corporation in the plasticizers cartel.
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, 1983, M.A.
University of Cambridge, Saint Catharine's College, 1980, LL.M.
Brussels, E List
England & Wales (Barrister, Inner Temple)
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Competition/European Law, Belgium, Chambers Global (2018)
Ranked, Competition/European Law (Foreign Expertise), Belgium, Chambers Global (2018)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Competition, Law360 (2017)
Recognized, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2017 Practice Group of the Year for Antitrust Law
Ranked, Competition/European Law, Belgium, Chambers Europe (2018)
Ranked, Chambers Europe: Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business in Competition/European Law (2009–2017)
Ranked, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers in Competition/European Law (2009–2017)
Recommended in The Legal 500 UK (2016)
Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, EC Competition Policy Subcommittee