16 June 2022 / 6:30 - 8:30

Master Class - Hot topics in competition law

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What are today’s trends in competition law? While the digital economy garners most of the attention, there are also several other noteworthy developments in the sector. This Master Class Bart de Rijke & Stephanie will deal with the European Commission’s renewed approach towards vertical agreements between suppliers and customers, and horizontal agreements between competitors, including sustainability initiatives. Bart and Stephanie will also look at the latest developments in merger control, and the rise of foreign direct investment screening - including Dutch legislation set to enter into force later this year.

Date, time and location

This Master Class will take place via MS Teams on Thursday, 16 June from 08:30 to 10:00, or at our Amsterdam office on Friday, 17 June from 08:30 to 10:30.

Please note that our Master Classes are based on invitation only.


Bart is a partner in the De Brauw's Competition practice and divides his time between Amsterdam and Brussels. He specialises in EU and cross-border competition law matters and represents companies in their multi-jurisdictional competition cases. His practice spans a wide range of sectors. He has a special interest in technology-driven industries and the platform economy and he is at his best in cases involving complex technical issues and cases requiring a cross-expertise approach. Bart has significant experience in acting as coordinating counsel in multi-jurisdictional merger filings and he has established working relations with first tier competition experts in all major jurisdictions. He has successfully litigated in abuse of dominance cases and regularly advises clients on related topics. His work includes advising and defending clients in investigations by European and national regulators. He also regularly advises multinational clients on aspects of competition law in contractual relations, in particular involving IP rights.
Stephanie is a skilled competition lawyer and litigator with ten years’ experience practising in Brussels, Amsterdam and New York. Stephanie counsels clients on a broad range of European and Dutch competition-related matters, building on her experience representing multinational clients before the European Commission as well as Dutch and US authorities. Stephanie has built up extensive skills and knowledge in transactional competition matters – winning clearance for complex remedies across the globe and acting as lead counsel in the coordination of many international merger filings. Stephanie has handled a variety of sensitive investigative matters concerning competition law and anti-money laundering controls. She also appears regularly before the Dutch courts in high-stakes multi-jurisdictional antitrust damages litigation and represents clients before the European Court of Justice. Stephanie is recognised and recommended for her work by Who’s Who Legal (Global Leader – Competition) and she is also noted by Legal500 (EU and Competition – Tier 1).

15 June 2022

6:30 - 8:00

16 June 2022

6:30 - 8:30

Please note that our Master Classes are invitation only.