Chris Fonteijn

Flint Global (Brussels)

Chris Fonteijn (1955) is the chairman of the Board of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). Prior to this, Mr. Fonteijn was chairman of both the Commission of the Netherlands Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority (OPTA), and of the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa). Mr. Fonteijn earned his master’s degree in law from Leiden University. From 1980 until 2005, when he became the chairman of the Commission of OPTA, he was a lawyer at the Rotterdam-based law firm NautaDutilh, where he was promoted to partner in 1988. At NautaDutilh, he specialized in energy and corporate law, and held various positions. He has also worked for a number of years in the Middle East. In his final years at NautaDutilh, he directed the Energy & Utilities Group. In his capacity of chairman of the Commission of OPTA, he sat on the board of IRG (Independent Regulators Group) and that of BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) between 2008 and 2011. In 2011, he was chairman of both of these international bodies. From July 1, 2011, until the launch of the ACM, he was also the chairman of the Board of the NMa. Mr. Fonteijn does not hold any other positions.

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Bob Schmitz, Chris Fonteijn, Claude Strasser, Franz Fayot, Herwig H. C. Hofmann Challenges of the application of the competition law in small countries (10 ans d’application du règlement 1/2003 et de la loi luxembourgeoise relative à la concurrence, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, 6 juin 2014)


Competition law in the EU is based on a set array of legislation and guidelines. However, while both authorities and businesses benefit from a clear set of rules, applying a “one size fits all” format to all economies can have a distorted outcome. This concerns POST, as a Luxembourg (...)

Chris Fonteijn, Laurence Idot, William E. Kovacic Detection of anticompetitive practices: Should existing tools be revised or new tools introduced? Leniency, market surveys, financial reward... (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 21 février 2014, Paris)


This first roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust”, Paris, 21 February 2014, was dedicated to the detection of anticompetitive practices. Although competition authorities are provided with significant investigative resources, the discussions goes on about the need to dispose (...)


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