Tom is a part-time professor of European and competition law at the University of Leiden. Previously, he was a part-time professor of European law at the Free University of Brussels (1990-2000) and a visiting professor at the University of Georgia. Tom is also a deputy justice at the Court of Appeal in The Hague, and chairman of the appeals committee of the Amsterdam Power Exchange (APX).
The 2012 edition of Chambers Europe ranks Tom a senior lawyer and describes him as follows: "Tom Ottervanger is seen as one of the doyens of competition law in the Dutch market. He combines his practice with teaching at the University of Leiden. Peers comment: 'He is knowledgeable and operates with flair and charm'."
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