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Pauline Van Sande


Pauline advises on all aspects of EU and Belgian competition law, across a range of sectors, in particular regulated industries such as telecoms and energy, but also in aviation.
Pauline also works on sector regulation and general EU law. She has experience in representing clients before the EU General Court. Pauline works for Belgian and international clients across jurisdictions and assists them in administrative and judicial proceedings, both before the European Commission, the Belgian Competition Authority and the Belgian and European courts.


Representative matters

  • Korean Air on its USD 1.3bn acquisition of Asiana Airlines in the EU. Cleared by the European Commission on the basis of a novel type of commitments departing from traditional slot remedies.

Published Work

  • Goffinet P. and Van Sande P. (2022) “Cartel Regulation Belgium” in Lexology GTDT - Cartel Regulation
  • Goffinet P, Van Sande P and Damothe C. (2022) “La loi du 28 février 2022: la finalisation de la transposition de la directive ECN+ en droit belge de la concurrence”, TBH-RDC, no. 7, Larcier Intersentia

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Brussels Bar, 2019



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A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.