Dechert (Brussels)

Marjolein De Backer

Dechert (Brussels)
Lawyer (Senior Associate)

Marjolein De Backer is a senior associate at Dechert LLP in Brussels. She has significant experience leading advice to clients on merger control, abuse of dominance, cartels, and state aid before the EU, UK, and Belgian authorities and courts. She also advises on antitrust and IP related issues.

Marjolein has worked for multinationals across different sectors, including energy and natural resources, financial services, media, transport and logistics, pharma-life sciences, technology and IoT. Marjolein has also published numerous articles on privacy, data and the digital sector, as well as on the interplay between competition law and sustainability. And she is a core member of the Dechert Foreign Direct Investment team.

In 2022 Marjolein was named one of seven “Most Highly Regarded Future Leaders Non-Partners in EMEA” by Who’s Who Legal. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Legal 500 and as an “Associate to Watch” by Chambers. Marjolein is admitted to the bar in Brussels and New York.


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Alec J. Burnside, Marjolein De Backer The EU Commission issues its proposal to create wide-ranging powers to tackle non-EU subsidies which may distort competition in the Single Market


On May 5 the European Commission issued its proposal to create wide-ranging powers to tackle non-European subsidies which may distort competition in Europe. The proposal introduces three different regimes : An ex officio investigation up to 10 years after the subsidy was received. A mandatory (...)

Alec J. Burnside, Marjolein De Backer, Michael Okkonen, Adam Levin, Christopher Field, Douglas Getter The UK Competition Authority drafts guidance on its powers and procedures regarding foreign direct investments


Key takeaways FDI rules in the UK have recently been tightened in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK can now intervene in transactions on the grounds of public health emergencies. Also, lower jurisdictional thresholds apply to transactions relating to artificial intelligence, (...)


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