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Who's Who Legal 2019 ranks Bart as a thought leader in competition law.

Bart de Rijke


  • Profession
    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2008
  • Expertise
    Competition, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Privacy and Data Security
  • Languages
    Dutch, English
  • Education
    University of Utrecht (European Law, cum laude), University of Antwerp, King's College London


Bart 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. He has a special interest in technology-driven industries, building on his experience in representing high-tech companies in complex competition matters and his involvement in Europe-wide patent litigation involving substantial competition law issues.


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.


Bart was recognised by Who’s Who Legal 2017 as a ‘Most Highly Regarded’ future leader in competition law and in Who’s Who Legal 2019 he is recognised as a Thought Leader in Competition Law.


Bart regularly publishes in competition law journals and is a member of the Dutch Competition Law Association.

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