What the team is known for
Impressive group with significant experience in cartel and abuse of dominance issues, state aid, unfair trade cases, merger control and regulated markets investigations. Also known for representing defendants before the Dutch and European courts in a number of follow-on damage claims across the consumer goods and transport sectors, frequently acting alongside the firm's market-leading team in Brussels. Advises leading companies in the energy, telecommunications and healthcare industries.
Clients endorse the practice for its skill in multi-jurisdictional matters, one citing the "excellent network within the firm and outside with local counsel in various jurisdictions."
Market commentators recognise the firm for its state aid work.
Represented Airbnb in preliminary reference proceedings before the European Court of Justice regarding the application of the E-Commerce Directive and home rental regulatory initiatives.
Alvaro Pliego Selie
draws endorsements from market sources for his ingenuity, one suggesting that "he's an out-of-the-box thinker."
His caseload spans state aid work, ACM investigations and abuse of dominance cases.
splits his time between the firm's offices in Brussels and Amsterdam. He is reputed among market sources for his user-friendly style, one calling him "approachable,"
as well as "very smart."
He represents clients before the Dutch courts and the European Court of Justice in state aid cases and follow-on litigation.
Paul Van den Berg
acts for banks and financial institutions. He is particularly active in merger control procedures and appeals, before Dutch and European courts. Clients extol his business understanding, one asserting that "he is incredibly commercial."
is esteemed among market commentators for his long experience in the market. He acts across the spectrum of competition issues, including follow-on litigation, cartel claims, ACM investigations and appeals.