Kareen Charmaine Cole

Ms. Kareen Charmaine Cole was admitted to the Bar in 2004 and attended Norman Manley Law School.

Practice Areas:

– Civil Litigation
– Commercial and Insurance
– Competition Law
– Maritime Law

Competition Law Overview:

Competition law is a law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies. Competition law is implemented through public and private enforcement.

Anthony Bochon

Anthony Bochon is our exclusively recommended Competition Law expert in Belgium on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anthony directly using the contact details listed above.

Anthony obtained a Master’s Degree in Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (2010) and a Bachelor’s degree in History from the Université Saint-Louis (2010). He then obtained a Master’s Degree in European and Economic Law (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom, 2011) and joined the Brussels Bar the same year.

Anthony Bochon previously worked in the Brussels office of the international law firm Squire Patton Boggs. He joined EVEREST in 2018.

Firm Overview:

Everest is a law firm specialised in legal services for businesses and corporations. Everest is comprised of a team of lawyers, each highly specialised in those fields of law with which companies are faced on a daily basis. Our legal services focus on the things that truly matter to you: quality, economy, expertise – and a regional and an international focus in which your business takes centre stage. Our lawyers have practised for years in renowned law firms, where they have built up their reputations, counselling large corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, several of our lawyers lecture at university. Everest has offices in Brussels, Ghent and Bruges.

Francis O. Scarpulla

A 50-year veteran of the San Francisco antitrust bar, Francis O. Scarpulla has recovered billions of dollars for consumers worldwide since 1970. Mr. Scarpulla’s scope of work is truly global: he is active in class action cases in both the U.S. and Canada, and was admitted to the Rolls of Solicitors in the United Kingdom in 2010. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Scarpulla was the past Chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of the California State Bar. He has participated in both ABA and CEB panels on competitive business practices, as well as being a guest lecturer in MBA programs. Mr. Scarpulla was also an instructor at The University of California, Hastings College of the Law and an adjunct professor of Antitrust Law at Golden Gate University Law School. Mr. Scarpulla is on the approved list of mediators for the Northern District of California, the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Upon graduation from Hastings School of Law in June 1967, Mr. Scarpulla became an associate in the Law Offices of Joseph L. Alioto with responsibilities for the preparation of complex civil antitrust cases. In November 1970, Mr. Scarpulla formed his own firm and continued prosecuting complex civil cases. In June 2006, Mr. Scarpulla joined the firm of Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason as a senior partner where he led that firm’s antitrust practice until March 2015, when he returned to his original firm.

Mr. Scarpulla has participated in many federal antitrust class actions which have served to develop both state and federal law. Mr. Scarpulla has been appointed as lead or co-lead for indirect-purchaser plaintiffs’ counsel in many federal class actions, which position has led to outstanding settlements on behalf of plaintiffs. See, for example, In re: TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1827.

Francis is on the approved list of mediators for the Northern District of California, the State Bar of California, and the San Francisco Bar Association. He has taught antitrust law courses at several bay area law schools, including University of California’s Hastings School of Law, the University of San Francisco, and Golden Gate University Law School.

Francis O. Scarpulla specializes in prosecuting complex civil cases, primarily antitrust lawsuits, most of which are Class Actions. Mr. Scarpulla is an advocate for the plaintiff.

He received his B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley; and his J.D. at University of California, Hastings School of Law.

Accolades:

– Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, California State Bar
– Band 1 Plaintiffs’ Antitrust Attorney by Chambers & Partners U.S.A.
– AV Preeminent in Martindale
– Best Lawyers in America
– California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (“CLAY”)
– Super Lawyer
– Top 100 Lawyers in California
– Titan of the Bar
– Finance Monthly Antitrust & Competition Law Firm of the Year (USA)
– Global Leading Lawyers – Competition U.S. Plaintiffs Law Firm of the Year
– Lawyers of Distinction – Top 10% (USA)
– America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%
– Who’s Who Legal: Plaintiff’s’ Antitrust Lawyer
– Top Lawyer in Northern California
– AI – Most Outstanding Law Firm of the Year
– ACQ5 Global Award – US (CA) Antitrust Attorney, Firm of the Year, and Game-Changer of the Year
– National Law Journal Trailblazers, M&A Antitrust
– Lawyers Worldwide Awards – Five Star Lawyers
– Global Awards – Best in Class Action Law Services

Publications & Presentations:

– Co-author, “B.W.I., California’s Favorable Class Action Jurisprudence, and Their Post-CAFA Application,” Competition, Vol. 17, No. 2, Fall 2008.
– Co-author, California State Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law, 2009.
– Co-author, California Class Actions and Procedures, published by LexisNexis.
– Co-author, California Antitrust Law, published by California State Bar, section on indirect-purchaser class actions.
– Contributor, Mediation Techniques, published by International Bar Association; chapter: “Aggression in Mediation.”
– Panelist, “Plaintiffs’ Strategies for Pursuing Private Damage Claims,” 2010 International Cartel Workshop, Paris, February 10-12, 2010.
– Co-Author, “Thinking Globally about Recovery Actions in International Cartel Cases,” pending publication by Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Oxford University Press.

Sead Miljković

Sead Miljković is a qualified B&H lawyer with over fifteen years of post-qualification experience. He concentrates primarily on corporate and M&A, energy projects, competition and real estate.

As independent attorney at law Sead established Law Office Miljković in 2005 and started cooperation with regional law firm Wolf Theiss. Before starting his own practice, Sead worked as the head of the legal department at the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of B&H, a regulatory body with the mandate to establish and maintain an independent judiciary. Previously, Sead was an associate in the law office Tkalčić-Đulić & Prebanić in Sarajevo. Sead regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on energy, competition and corporate law and is a contributor to various legal and business publications.

Sead is very experienced in coordinating teams of lawyers in large due diligence projects, and in the negotiation and drafting of acquisition documentation in the context of multi–jurisdictional transactions. He has acted as the lead counsel in all projects in which our office has been involved in the B&H energy sector.

Sead is highlighted as a leading lawyer in B&H and a “very client-oriented practitioner.” His practice focuses on corporate law, M&A, competition and energy law. Sources praise his “in-depth knowledge of the local markets.” Sead Miljković “really knows how to make a deal happen and keep clients satisfied.” (Chambers Global 2013, B&H). According to Legal 500 Sead Miljković is highlighted as a Leading Lawyer in B&H and “recommended for his international experience and his responsiveness”. According to IFLR 1000 Sead Miljković has been highlighted as a Leading Lawyer in B&H over the past four years.

Firm Overview:

We are a team of experienced legal professionals with expertise in the key areas of business law.

Our partners have worked together since 2005 on highly sophisticated, complex cross-border and domestic transactions independently and in cooperation with international law firms.

We are able to address any legal challenges that our clients face in the complex legal and business environment in today’s B&H. Our know-how, quality, creativity and responsiveness set us apart from our competitors.

Our lawyers have a strong international reputation for dealing with all sorts of legal issues in the fields of business law, be it corporate, M&A, commercial, competition, employment, insolvency and restructuring, regulatory & IP, public procurement, or real estate.

We have acted as lead counsel in most of the major M&A, energy & infrastructure, privatization, insolvency and restructuring projects in B&H over the past decade.

We have advised leading international companies in most of the ground-breaking transactions as the country’s markets have been gradually liberalized.

Our experience extends across a range of industries, with particular expertise in energy, infrastructure, IT & telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.

John W. Treece

JOHN TREECE is a practice area team leader in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition practice. In the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, John was recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Antitrust Law. Also in 2017, LMG Life Sciences selected him as one of six candidates for Antitrust Litigator of the Year. In 2015, Benchmark Litigation named John a “Litigation Star,” listed him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the U.S.; in 2015 and 2016, he was one of six finalists for Benchmark’s Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. Recent notable cases include:

– In November 2013, John led a trial team that won a $104 million judgment for client AstraZeneca by applying antitrust economic principles to obtain a “reasonable royalty” of 50% of net profits from the fourth generic entrant to the market. In April 2015, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed $98.5 million of that judgment.

– He represented AT&T Mobility in In re Text Messaging Antitrust Litigation, in which plaintiffs sought more than $10 billion in trebled damages for alleged price-fixing of “pay per use” text messages. In April 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment in defendants’ favor.

– In June 2015, in a case alleging retailer monopolization, the district court struck the plaintiff’s economic expert testimony after a 2-1/2 day evidentiary Daubert hearing, followed in July 2015 with an order entering summary judgment in favor of John’s client.

– From 2008 to the present, John has represented SSAB Swedish Steel in a price-fixing case brought against all major U.S. steelmakers, alleging a collusive restriction of output. SSAB alone filed a summary judgment motion while plaintiffs’ class certification motion was pending, leading to focused, limited discovery and a 2016 settlement that, on a per market share basis, was the least costly of any in the case and 75% less than the average settlement.

John has been recognized as one of the country’s leading antitrust lawyers in such publications as Chambers USA (ranked since 2004; Illinois–Band 1; U.S. and Global–Band 3); U.S. News and World Report; Global Competition Review: Who’s Who Legal (as the only ranked antitrust lawyer in Illinois); The Legal 500 US; and PLC: Which Lawyer? (highest ranking for antitrust law). Since 2012, he has been a “Life Sciences Star” in LMG Life Sciences. Client and peer comments include “very strong technically and extremely responsive” (The Legal 500 2009); “a great writer, a practical litigator and someone creative enough not to have to always go by the book” (Chambers USA 2007), and “good with the big picture” and “a fierce competitor” (Chambers USA 2014).

About Sidley:

More than 150 years after the founding of our firm, Sidley today comprises a diverse group of legal professionals from many cultures who are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service. Forging enduring relationships with the business community, while remaining attuned to the dynamic legal landscape, we understand and work to fulfill the needs of our global clients. We are proud to serve this varied and high-caliber group of market leaders, many of whom are pioneers in their respective industries and professions.

Leadership in Law

The firm has built a reputation for successfully representing clients on complex transactional, regulatory and litigation matters spanning a range of legal areas. From our offices in the commercial, financial and regulatory centers of the world, we harness our knowledge to provide thoughtful advice for the myriad legal and business challenges that our clients face.

Committed to Positive Change

We strongly believe in creating opportunities for people of all backgrounds by retaining and promoting outstanding lawyers who reflect the global marketplace and communities that we serve. Our dedication to achieving greater diversity and inclusivity extends beyond our firm to the legal profession as a whole. We are passionate about making a meaningful impact by fostering positive change in many ways. Through our four firmwide pro bono projects, our lawyers and staff devote more than 100,000 hours annually to pro bono work, playing a vital role in people’s lives around the world. In addition, we partner with several charitable organizations as part of our corporate responsibility program, enabling our professionals to contribute their talents to a variety of volunteer projects that benefit communities in need.

Kevin J. Arquit

Kevin J. Arquit, Co-Chair of Kasowitz’s Antitrust Group, is regularly recognized as one of the world’s top antitrust attorneys. He is described as “one of the great antitrust lawyers in the country” and “a true leader of the Bar” by Chambers.

Kevin has secured approvals for some of the largest and most complex mergers over the past 25 years, and represented clients in high-profile antitrust litigation before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as numerous state and international competition authorities. He also provides a wide variety of companies with ongoing antitrust counseling.

Prior to joining private practice, Kevin held prominent roles at the FTC, including General Counsel, followed by Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.

Kevin has been consistently ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in his field. Chambers notes that “he is one of the leading transaction antitrust attorneys in the country” and a “first-rate antitrust litigator” who is “right at the top of the market.” Clients and peers comment that they “really like working with him” and consider him to be an “impressive person” with “a phenomenal reputation” and “good instincts” and note “He’s a great tactician. The agencies like him and the clients love him.” The Legal 500 has named him a leading practitioner in his field for more than 10 years. Benchmark Litigation has consistently recognized him as a “Litigation Star” both nationally and in New York.

Law360 named him on its list of the “10 Most Admired Competition Attorneys” and in 2015, he was one of 50 lawyers named to the “Lawdragon 500: The Legends” list for being recognized on the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America list for 10 consecutive years (2005-2015). Lawdragon wrote that Kevin is “one of the most accomplished antitrust lawyers ever and a model for public service and professionalism.” In March 2010, National Law Journal selected him as one of the “Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers,” one of only 40 selected. Best Lawyers selected Kevin as the “Lawyer of the Year” in 2019 for New York Litigation – Antitrust and in 2017 for New York Antitrust Law. Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who Legal recognized him as a top-ranked lawyer as well as a “Thought Leader” in the Competition area from 2017-2019. In 2012, and previously in 2008, he was named on The BTI “Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms.” He received the inaugural award for “The Chambers Shield of Excellence for Antitrust” in 2006 and similarly the “Global Competition Lawyer of the Year” by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

Kevin serves on the Board of the United States Ski and Snowboard Foundation (U.S. Ski Team), the Board of USA Nordic (responsible for developing in the U.S., the Nordic disciplines of ski jumping and Nordic Combined) and the Adirondack Land Trust.