Jolling heads De Brauw's competition practice, which is one of the four nominees of the European Law Firm of the Year Award 2021 of Global Competition Review. He specialises in Competition Law and Competition Litigation. Jolling has extensive experience in EU and domestic merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations and competition damage claims.

Jolling advises major international companies on their most complex competition issues. He has wide experience in handling international investigations, developing and coordinating the global defence strategy in cross border competition cases and in handling multijurisdictional filings. He also regularly appears as a litigator before the European Courts in Luxembourg and before courts in the Netherlands.

Jolling has established a network of contacts with legal and experts working for first tier law firms and economic and forensic consultancy firms in all major jurisdictions outside the Netherlands.

Jolling enjoys an excellent market reputation. He won GCR's prestigious global Litigator of the Year Award 2020. Clients note that he “is very knowledgeable and provides hands-on advice and practical solutions.” Jolling is ranked Band 1 in Chambers.

Jolling’s recent work includes representing and advising:

  • DAF on the EUR 2.9 billion settlement with the European Commission of its investigation into alleged anticompetitive practices by European truck manufacturers and on the defence against follow-on damage claims based on the settlement decision
  • Philips on the EUR 20 million settlement with the European Commission bringing an end to its investigation into resale price maintenance and e-commerce
  • Philips on the defence against follow-on damage claims based on the decision by the European Commission imposing EUR 1.5 billion in cartel fines on manufacturers of television and monitor tubes (CRT). Jolling also advised Philips during the investigations inside and outside Europe and managed to secure a 30% fine reduction from the European Commission under its Leniency Notice.
  • British Airways on its defence against follow-on damage claims based on the EC decision imposing EUR 776 million in fines on air cargo carriers for participation in an alleged cartel
  • Schiphol Airport on an investigation by the Dutch ACM into alleged anticompetitive coordination with KLM. The ACM terminated its investigation without finding an infringement following commitments on future behaviour offered by Schiphol and KLM.

Mentioned as being "fantastic; one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with". He is "a keen negotiator with a great legal mind" and "someone who spots the issues immediately".

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  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 1992

  • Languages

    Dutch, English, German

  • Education

    University of Groningen (civil law and tax law both cum laude)

    University of Wisconsin

  • Additional positions

    Chairman of the Dutch Competition Law Association from 2013 until 2018

    Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network from 2014 until 2020

    Member of the Dutch Bar Association's Advisory Committee on Competition Law

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