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Robert is a Local Partner in the firm's Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation Practice. In addition, he focuses his practice on regulatory matters. He advises clients on high-value and complex matters spanning a wide spectrum of economic sectors, including chemicals, defense, pharmaceuticals, and technology.

Robert represents clients before the European Commission, the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM), the Dutch administrative law courts, and the EU courts in matters relating to cartel defense, abuse of dominance, merger control, and State aid proceedings. Additionally, he represents clients before the Dutch civil law courts on issues relating to antitrust recovery / damages claims, and standard-essential patents and FRAND licensing disputes. Robert also advises clients in relation to antitrust / competition law compliance, and foreign direct investment (FDI) / national security regimes.

He has more than 30 publications, including in the Common Market Law Review, European Review of Private Law, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, as well as in leading Dutch-language law journals (e.g., Markt & Mededinging, Nederlands Juristenblad, Nederlands Tijdschrijft voor Burgerlijk Recht, Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht, Weekblad voor Privaatrecht, and Notariaat en Registratie).

Concentrations

  • Regulatory
  • Competition
  • Cartel defense
  • Merger control proceedings
  • Investigations
  • Intellectual property and technology
  • Life sciences and medical technology
  • Technology, media and telecommunications
  • International trade
  • Pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation

Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Dutch Bar Association
  • Member, Brussels Bar Association
  • Member, Competition Law Association (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Mededingingsrecht)

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School
  • LL.M., Maastricht University
  • Ph.D., Maastricht University
Admissions
  • The Netherlands
  • Belgium
Languages
  • Dutch, Native
  • English, Fluent