Jakob Dewispelaere is an associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, based in their Brussels office. He advises on all aspects of EU competition law, including merger control, restrictive practices, market dominance and general counselling and compliance. He represents clients before the European Commission, EU Member States’ competition authorities, and other key regulators globally. His experience encompasses a broad range of industries and business sectors, including agriculture, insurance, metals, software and industrial/manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining Weil, Jakob Dewispelaere practiced as a senior associate at a US firm in Brussels. From 2017-2019, he was connected to the University of Leuven (KUL) as a teaching assistant in EU competition law. He holds a degree in law from the University of Brussels, an LL.M in international and European law from the Institute of European Studies (University of Brussels) and an LL.M in competition and IP law from the Liège Competition and Innovation Institute (Université de Liège).