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Kees Schillemans



Schillemans Kees
Kees Schillemans



Kees specialises in EU and competition law. He regularly represents clients in proceedings before competition and regulatory authorities and courts. Kees has extensive experience in cartel and merger control proceedings before the Dutch Competition Authority and the European Commission, including in the telecommunication and media sectors. He also advises and litigates on matters of EU law and private enforcement of competition law including cartel damages cases. Kees regularly publishes on competition law and is the chairman of the Dutch Association for competition law.


Chambers Europe (2020) says: Kees Schillemans offers in-depth experience across the spectrum of competition matters, including particular expertise in cartel proceedings, abuse of dominance cases and price maintenance litigation. One highly satisfied client describes him as "one of our excellent go-to resources in the corporate antitrust space." Schillemans is also particularly strong on merger control matters.

WWL says: "Rising star" "Kees Schillemans is already regarded as a" "very influential" "name in the Dutch competition field, active in both antitrust and merger control matters."

News & insights

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News: 11 AUGUST 2020

A&O advises KLM on securing EUR3.4 billion in financing to help weather the Covid-19 crisis

A cross-practice team from Allen & Overy Amsterdam advised Dutch airline KLM on securing EUR3.4 billion in financing from the Dutch state, alongside a syndicate of 11 domestic and foreign banks. The…

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Publications: 02 JUNE 2020

The General Court annuls the European Commission’s prohibition of the Three/O2 merger – a reset for EU merger control?

On 28 May 2020, the EU’s General Court upheld CK Hutchison’s appeal against the European Commission (Commission)’s May 2016 prohibition of its proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK, which would have…

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Publications: 01 APRIL 2020

Highest Dutch court annuls ACM’s joint dominance decision in telecoms sector

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)’s Wholesale Fixed Access decision in the telecoms sector is the first Dutch market analysis based on a theory of joint dominance. The highest…

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Publications: 25 OCTOBER 2019

Antitrust in focus - October 2019

This newsletter is our take on the antitrust developments we think are most interesting to your business. Marta Sendrowicz, partner based in Warsaw, is our editor this month. She has selected:

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Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2009