Bas Braeken

Bureau Brandeis (Amsterdam)

Bas Braeken is a partner at bureau Brandeis. He is an experienced lawyer in the field of (European) competition law and a recognised specialist in the field of regulated markets (such as telecoms, media, mail and parcels, fintech, data and mobility). Bas Braeken represents companies and their management in civil proceedings as well as before the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) and the European Commission. He has represented clients in more than a hundred (both administrative law and civil) cases in the field of competition law and economic regulation, before both Dutch and European courts. He defends companies in (alleged) cartels and during dawn raids and advises and litigates almost a daily basis on foreign direct investments (Wet Vifo), the Digital Markets Act (DMA), forms of collaboration and state aid. Bas is involved in several follow-on competition cases (cartel damages cases), including in the financial and tech sector. Bas is seen as a trusted advisor and also often acts as counsel’s counsel for specific matters of (European) competition law, for example in the context of takeovers and joint ventures. Bas Braekens studied in Leiden, Paris and London and was called to the bar in 2001. Before joining bureau Brandeis he was a long-time employee of Allen & Overy (Amsterdam and Brussels) and was one of the co-founders of Maverick, a niche firm focusing on competition law. Bas has a great many publications to his name and regularly lectures at the University of Utrecht and the University of Leiden.

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