I am a partner in our Competition and EU practice, dividing my time between Brussels and The Hague, With over 20 years' experience, I am a well-known practitioner for all key pillars of EU competition, trade and sector-specific laws.

My experience in competition, trade and TMT law spans a period of more than 20 years. I have extensive experience in dealing with the European Commission, the Dutch and Belgian Competition Authorities and other regulators.

I combine this with a number of academic activities in Leuven, Tilburg and Florence. I am working across a wide range of sectors including technology and communications, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, paper, energy (infrastructure), chemicals and many others.

I am honoured to co-head our firm's Brussels Tech & Comms and Media, Entertainment & Sports sector groups.

I speak Dutch, English, French, Italian and German.

  • Clients value my experience in EU cartel, State aid, abuse of dominance and merger investigations, my experience at the interface of competition law and sector regulation and in EU trade law matters.
  • I have assisted in over 25 dawn raids in my career and most recently led a five-day EU dawn raid at a multinational company.
  • I have also managed a significant number of large international merger, antitrust and trade defense projects in recent years. My recent experience includes advising:
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim on competition law.
  • A large multinational company on a European Commission dawn raid.
  • A California-based online platform on EU competition and regulatory law.
  • A European mobile telecoms operator in filing State aid and infringement of EU law complaints to the European Commission.
  • The European Thermal Paper Association in various EU trade defence matters including at the General Court.
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö in EU trade defence matters.
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim on competition law.
  • A large multinational company on a European Commission dawn raid.
  • Belgian communications company on competition law aspects of several transactions.
  • A California-based online platform on EU competition and regulatory law.
  • A California-based social media company on EU law matters.
  • PPG on EU and Belgian antitrust law.
  • A European mobile telecoms operator in filing State aid and infringement of EU law complaints to the European Commission.
  • The European Thermal Paper Association in various EU trade defence matters including at the General Court.
Education
  • University of Amsterdam, Bachelor's Degree, Dutch and International Law
  • Free University of Brussels, Master's Degree, International and Comparative Law
Admissions
  • De Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten Amsterdam bar
  • Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten bij de balie te Brussel in 2002