is a partner at Van Bael & Bellis and a leading expert on EU merger control law. Over the past twenty years, he has successfully guided dozens of complex and high-profile transactions through the regulatory process, both in Europe and elsewhere. He has also represented third parties in successfully challenging proposed mergers and preventing their approval. Porter regularly teaches, writes and speaks on issues of competition and merger control law and has conducted training for merger control authorities. He is regularly recommended by Chambers & Partners and other leading directories.