Onno Brouwer joined Freshfields in June 2000 and is a partner in the firm’s antitrust, competition and trade group (practising in Brussels and Amsterdam). He specialises in European law and European and national competition law.
After a French Baccalaureate C (Academy of Grenoble), Onno Brouwer studied law at the University of Amsterdam. He became a member of the Dutch Bar in 1981. In 1985, he was appointed legal secretary in the cabinet of the Dutch judge of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. He returned to private practice in 1989, in Brussels, as a partner with Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot.
Through the years, he has represented clients in numerous cases before the national courts, the national competition authorities, the European Commission and the EU courts in Luxembourg. He has extensive experience in applying antitrust law to regulated sectors including the oil, gas, telecommunications, air transport and banking sectors, and in the application of antitrust rules to liberal professions. Onno’s practice further comprises numerous EU law cases in Luxembourg involving EU legislation, free movement of goods and services and cases concerning access to EU documents and information.
Onno is an active member (and former chairman) of the Permanent Delegation of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe to the Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union and the EFTA Court. He also contributes regularly to publications and courses on EU and antitrust law. He is recognised as a leading practitioner in his fields of expertise by all the leading legal directories.
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