Paul van den Berg is an antitrust, competition and trade partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Amsterdam and Brussels offices. He specialises in competition law, European law and regulated markets. Paul advises clients across a range of sectors including fast-moving-consumer-goods, energy and healthcare. He has significant experience in advising multinational companies and private equity firms on global merger control procedures. In addition, he advises clients in cartel, abuse of dominance, foreign investment control and state aid procedures, and competition law and regulatory litigation. He has represented clients before the Dutch and European courts and advised on complex proceedings before a large number of competition authorities around the world. Paul has a global client base and regularly speaks and publishes on antitrust topics. Clients greatly value his collaborative, efficient and practical style. Paul has also been seconded to the firm’s Beijing office in the course of his career at the firm.
He is “a good communicator with lots of experience in the antitrust area”. Clients commend him for his “ability to effectively manage complex cases in multiple jurisdictions”, and “keep calm in high pressure situations”.’ (Who’s Who Legal Competition, 2017). Ranked as "Future leader" by Who’s Who Legal Competition, 2017-2020 and as "Next generation Partner for EU and Competition" by The Legal 500, 2020.