Clients often turn to Hein for his longstanding knowledge of the TMT sector, EU cartel and merger investigations and his experience at the interface of competition law and sector regulation and in EU trade law.
Hein is a Partner in our Competition and EU practice, he divides his time between Brussels and The Hague.
His competition practice encompasses EU and Dutch competition law (including cartel, abuse of dominance, merger control and state aid proceedings), telecommunications, media & technology (TMT) regulation and EU trade defence law. He has been guiding clients through complex and high profile EU and multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings and cartel investigations, assisting companies in dawn raids, conducting antitrust audits and establishing compliance programs, and representing companies in state aid proceedings (in particular in relation to the media and the IT sector) as well as EU trade defence procedures. Having specialised in the Tech & Comms and Media sectors for more than 15 years, Hein has broad experience in applying the competition rules in a Tech & Comms and Media context and is an expert in sector specific regulation.
Hein is a guest lecturer at Leuven University for Post-Graduate Studies in the ICT, IP and Media Law program. He is also a member of the ENTraNCE Advisory Council at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
Hein holds degrees in Dutch and International Law from the University of Amsterdam. He also spent 6 months at the University of Bologna, Italy, within the framework of the European Union's Erasmus exchange program and holds a Masters' degree in International and Comparative Law from the Free University of Brussels. He was admitted to the Amsterdam bar in 1997 and the Brussels bar in 2003.
Hein speaks Dutch, English, French, Italian and German.