Bart is a partner in the De Brauw's Competition practice that won the prestigious Global Competition Review's European Law Firm of the Year awards in 2021 and 2022. He divides his time between Amsterdam and Brussels and specialises in EU and international competition law matters. Bart represents companies in a wide range of sectors, including high-tech industries, the financial sector, FMCG, the energy sector and manufacturing. ​

Bart has significant experience in acting as lead counsel in multi-jurisdictional merger filings and he has established working relationships 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. ​

Bart's recent work includes representing and advising:

  • GrandVision in the global merger filings concerning the acquisition by EssilorLuxottica​
  • NN Group in relation to the acquisition of MetLife's businesses in Poland and Greece​
  • Aegon on the combination of its Dutch activities with a.s.r.​
  • Pon in relation to the creation of e-mobility joint ventures with Porsche
  • Royal Philips in relation to the sale of its Domestic Appliances business to Hillhouse Capital
  • Albert Heijn in relation to its acquisition of DEEN supermarkets

Bart is extremely intelligent and highly accessible" and "is a very hands-on, pragmatic lawyer who helps on a wide range of antitrust issues.

Chambers 2023


  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2008

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    University of Utrecht (European Law cum laude)

    University of Antwerp

    King's College London

  • Additional positions

    Regularly publishes in competition law journals and is a member of the Dutch Competition Law Association