Peter CamesascaPartner at Covington & Burling LLP
Peter D. Camesasca is a partner in the firm's Brussels office, with broad experience in all major aspects of EU and national competition law.
Dr. Camesasca specializes in complex competitor interactions, advising on all kinds of M&A and JV activities (specialization, R&D, joint development, etc), as well as various informal types of competitor cooperation. He counsels clients on Article 101 exposure ranging from pure information exchanges to cartel-like allegations, having represented or still representing clients in the majority of the European Commission's recent cartel investigations, including Heat Stabilizers, DRAM, SRAM, Calcium Carbide, Air Cargo, Freight Forwarders, TFT-LCD (1&2), Smart Cards, Power Cables, Car Parts, Liner Shipping, Capacitors and various still confidential matters. Dr. Camesasca also coordinates the defenses in numerous related damages claims before national courts.
Dr. Camesasca further specializes in the antitrust angle in IP-related matters, in particular the issues raised by standardization, standard-essential patents, injunctions, the approach vis-à-vis non-practicing entities, etc. During a two-year stint as special counsel to Samsung Electronics, Dr. Camesasca was materially responsible for handling the EU investigation which resulted in a path-breaking settlement covering the availability of injunctions, with no finding of wrongdoing by Samsung Electronics.
Dr. Camesasca has acted before the European Commission, the European courts, the German Bundeskartellamt, the UK Office of Fair Trading, the Belgian Competition Council and various national courts. He is noted for his "keen attention to detail and effective representation of clients' interests" in Chambers Global 2011 and as "very forthright in stating his opinion and he is well connected in DG Comp" in Chambers Global 2016.