Geradin Partners, a renowned competition law firm with offices in Brussels and London, is set to further solidify its position as a global player in the legal arena with the announcement of its new Amsterdam office. The office is scheduled to open its doors on January 1, 2024, and will be spearheaded by two prominent figures in the field of competition law, Ruben Elkerbout and Mattijs Baneke, along with their dedicated team of associates.
Ruben Elkerbout, a distinguished expert in competition law, brings a wealth of experience to Geradin Partners’ Amsterdam office. He is well-versed in antitrust investigations, merger control proceedings, and has a strong background in litigating matters of EU law. His expertise extends to private enforcement of competition law, competition damages cases, and complex regulatory issues tied to sector-specific EU legislation, consumer law, and more.
Mattijs Baneke, with over a decade of experience practicing competition law at top law firms in the Netherlands, including his most recent stint at Stek, will play a pivotal role in the new office. His primary focus areas encompass merger control, private enforcement, and distribution models. Additionally, Mattijs provides valuable insights on Dutch FDI screening rules and other regulatory aspects.
Damien Geradin, the founder of Geradin Partners, expressed his enthusiasm about the expansion of the firm. He noted that the successful launch of the London office two-and-a-half years ago has set the stage for the natural progression of the firm’s growth, with the establishment of an office in Amsterdam. The Netherlands is home to numerous industry-leading corporations that align with Geradin Partners’ target market, making it an attractive location for expansion. Furthermore, Amsterdam is recognized as a major litigation center for competition law claims, solidifying the city’s significance in the legal landscape.
Geradin praised the recruitment of Elkerbout and Baneke, emphasizing their legal prowess and alignment with the firm’s values and ambitions. Their extensive experience and proven track record in competition law will undoubtedly contribute to the firm’s continued success and global influence in this field.
Geradin Partners’ Amsterdam office is expected to become a hub of expertise in competition law, providing high-quality legal services to clients in the Netherlands and beyond.
Source: Geradin Partners