Belgian Competition Authority (Brussels)

Jacques Steenbergen

Belgian Competition Authority (Brussels)
Former President

Prof. Dr. Jacques Steenbergen (born in Antwerp (Belgium) in 1949) is since its establishment as an independent authority in 2013 president of the Belgian Competition Authority. He was from 2007 to 2008 director general of the directorate general for competition in the Belgian ministry of economic affairs. He teaches competition law at the University of Leuven since 1979. Before joining the competition authority, he was partner in the Brussels office of Allen & Overy, and he has been legal secretary to the President of the Court of Justice under the presidency of Prof. J. Mertens de Wilmars. He is also member of the Bureau of the OECD Competition Committee, member of the board of editors of the Dutch-Belgian European law review SEW, member of the scientific committee of the law review Concurrences, member of the Board of the Stichting van het Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels (the foundation of the royal academy for music of Brussels), and honorary member of the Bar of Brussels (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten bij de Balie te Brussel). He is a former member of the Brussels and Flemish Bar Councils. He obtained a PhD at the KU Leuven with prof. dr. W. van Gerven on legal remedies and ailing industries (1978). He holds a masters degree in law from the KU Leuven (1972), and bachelor degrees or equivalent certificates in law, philosophy and economics from the University of Antwerp (UFSIA)(1969).

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Jacques Steenbergen (Belgian competition authority)
Jacques Steenbergen 11 July 2019 Brussels
Jacques Steenbergen (Belgian Competition Authority)
Jacques Steenbergen 11 June 2018 Paris
Jacques Steenbergen - Crossing Merger Control Frontiers: What are the New Borders?
Jacques Steenbergen 30 October 2015 Paris


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Jacques Steenbergen For effective and fair precautionary measures


Efficient and equitable interim relief procedures are in the interest of the authorities as well as of their stakeholders. Their efficiency depends in the first place on the balancing of the prima facie test in order to protect both the victims of infringements in case an infringement is (...)

Caroline Naômé, Jacques Steenbergen, Laurence Idot Interplay between public and private enforcement: Uniform implementation of EU competition law and the principle of ne bis in idem (10 ans d’application du règlement 1/2003 et de la loi luxembourgeoise relative à la concurrence, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, 6 juin 2014)


Two themes were covered in the roundtable. The principle of ne bis in idem concerns the interplay between different procedures of sanctions of a public nature. The interplay between public and private enforcement has been considered in the draft damages directive and in the French case-law, (...)



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