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."
Allen & Overy LLP
1077 AB Amsterdam
Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 2000
Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2009
News & insights
Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2021
Dealmaking across the globe continues to break records, as investors take advantage of benign market conditions to deploy capital at an accelerating pace.Read more
Publications: 02 JUNE 2020
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…Read more
Publications: 01 APRIL 2020
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…Read more