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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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Jolling de Pree


  • Profession
    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 1992
  • Expertise
    Competition, Energy Infrastructure and Environment, Financial Markets Regulation
  • Languages
    Dutch, English, German
  • Education
    University of Groningen (civil law and tax law, both cum laude) and University of Wisconsin


Jolling specialises in European and Dutch Competition Law and Competition Litigation. Jolling has extensive experience of both Dutch and European competition law in merger, cartel, abuse of dominance and competition litigation cases.


Jolling advises major Dutch and international companies on their national and international competition issues. He has wide experience in conducting international investigations, coordinating the global defence in international cartel cases and handling multijurisdictional filings. He also regularly appears as a litigator before the European Court of Justice and national administrative courts, as well as in civil cartel damage litigation. He is particularly experienced in advising clients on strategic issues relating to multijurisdictional damage litigation.


Jolling has established a network of contacts with legal and experts working for first tier law and consultancy firms in all major jurisdictions outside the Netherlands. He was chairman of the Dutch Competition Law Association from 2013 until 2018 and has been appointed as Non Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. He is also member of the Dutch Bar Association’s Advisory Committee on Competition Law.


Jolling enjoys an excellent market reputation, and clients note that he “is very knowledgeable and provides hands-on advice and practical solutions.”  Jolling is ranked Band 1 in Chambers.


Recent highlights include 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.

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