"Walking encyclopaedia" Yvo de Vries wins recommendations from peers in Europe for the strength of his expertise in EU antitrust and regulatory law.
Yvo specialises in antitrust law and EU regulatory law. He has frequently dealt with antitrust investigations before the European Commission (EC) and national competition authorities and with antitrust litigation both at an EU and national level.
Before joining Allen & Overy, Yvo was head of antitrust at Philips International. Due to this background, he knows how to frame his advice so it is practical and can be used effectively by clients within their company. He also built up an extensive track record with internal investigations and compliance programmes while working at Philips.
Prior to that, he was the head trial lawyer of the Dutch government before the EU Court of Justice. In that capacity he dealt with over 60 cases before the EU courts, many of which were against the EC. He also litigates frequently before the EU courts and national courts.
Chambers Europe (2018) describes Yvo as: “very capable of explaining, in a short and clear way, the procedures, obligations and difficulties”.
Allen & Overy's antitrust and competition practice comprises over 120 specialists operating across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The practice advises corporate clients and financial institutions on their global antitrust policies, litigation and regulatory strategies and has acted on some of the highest-profile and most complex cases in recent years.