University of Maryland, USA - B.S.,1992
University of Georgia School of Law, USA - J.D., 1996
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium - LL.M., 1997
Member of the State Bar of Georgia, USA
Porter Elliott has been a partner at Van Bael & Bellis since 2005. He specialises in competition law, with particular experience in merger control proceedings, having successfully represented clients in numerous complex cases before the European Commission as well as national competition authorities in Europe and elsewhere. He also regularly counsels clients on all other aspects of competition law, including cartels, abuses of dominant market position and the analysis of agreements under the EU competition rules.
Speaking and Publications
Porter Elliott regularly speaks and publishes on issues of EU competition and merger control law.
He is the co-editor of The European Lawyers' Reference Guide on Merger Control and was a key contributor to the fifth edition of Van Bael & Bellis' Competition Law of the European Community. He was the original editor the newsletter Van Bael & Bellis on Competition Law, and from 1995 to 1996, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.
Porter Elliott has lectured on merger control issues at numerous conferences and has conducted training sessions on merger control issues for national competition authorities. He also lectures annually at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel's Program on International Legal Co-operation, and he frequently teaches in the Erasmus program.
Recommended by Chambers Global for competition law
Recommended by Chambers Europe for competition law
Recommended by Legal 500 for competition law
Recommended as a "Rising Star" by IFLR for competition law
Recommended by PLC-Which Lawyer? for EU competition law
Recommended by Leaders League for competition law
Porter Elliott led the successful opposition to the 2010 joint venture between BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, which was recognised with a Matter of the Year award by Global Competition Review.
Porter Elliott acted as competition counsel to Skype in the unconditional EU approval of its acquisition by Microsoft, which received the 2011 Global Competition Review Matter of the Year award for Europe.