Kees Schillemans is "a terrific lawyer, perhaps even the best in the Netherlands" and a "knowledgeable, convincing and strategic thinker".
Kees Schillemans specialises in EU and competition law. He regularly represents clients in proceedings before competition and regulatory authorities and courts. Kees has extensive experience in cartel and merger control proceedings before the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM) and the European Commission, including in the telecommunication and media sectors. He also advises and litigates on matters of EU law and private enforcement of competition law, including cartel damages cases.
Kees regularly publishes on competition law, and is the chairman of the Dutch Association for Competition Law.
Chambers Europe (2020) says: “Kees Schillemans offers in-depth experience across the spectrum of competition matters, including particular expertise in cartel proceedings, abuse of dominance cases and price maintenance litigation. One highly satisfied client describes him as ‘one of our excellent go-to resources in the corporate antitrust space’. Schillemans is also particularly strong on merger control matters.”
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