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Competition/European Law

4 ranked lawyersBand 1NetherlandsEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Exceptionally strong behavioural practice with a notable track record in contentious matters. Particular focus on advising clients on cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, on both a national and a European level, as well as representing defendants in follow-on damages claims. Also highly regarded in merger control cases. Clients are drawn from sectors including TMT, consumer goods and banking.

Strengths

The firm is extolled by clients for offering "clear and practical advice."

Another says that "the team really knows the landscape," before explaining: "They know what the regulators want to see."

Work highlights

Advised Mylan on its USD50 billion merger with Pfizer's Upjohn business, including the various merger control notifications to regulators such as the European Commission.

Notable practitioners

Christof Swaak represents multinational tech and banking clients in investigations by the ACM and European Commission. He is also active in cartel damages litigation. Clients endorse his sense of scope as a practitioner, one calling him "a trusted adviser who knows the market well and is proactive."

Floris ten Have enters the rankings this year following glowing praise from market sources. He undertakes merger control filings and investigations on behalf of a client base drawn from pharmaceuticals, tech and banking. "He is really good at simplifying things and getting to the point," enthuses one client, adding: "He pursues a very down-to-earth and practical approach."

Sources "are very impressed" with Marieke Bredenoord-Spoek , emphasising her activity in competition litigation. She also advises on cross-border cartel damages claims.

Rein Wesseling 's remit covers the full range of competition mandates, including merger filings and abuse of dominance cases, in addition to investigations by the European Commission and ACM. Sources describe him as "a great lawyer," particularly stressing that he "is client-friendly."

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Members

Bredenoord-Spoek, Marieke

Bredenoord-Spoek, Marieke

Kortmann, Jeroen

Swaak, Christof

ten Have, Floris

ten Have, Floris

Wesseling, Rein

Competition/European Law

Stibbe

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Location

Beethovenplein 10

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1077 WM

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

Competition/European Law


Christof Swaak
Band 1
Floris ten Have
Band 4
Marieke Bredenoord-Spoek
Associates to watch
Rein Wesseling
Band 1