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Kees Schillemans

Partner

Amsterdam

Schillemans Kees
Kees Schillemans

Partner

Amsterdam

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 (2019) says: Kees Schillemansis valued for his ability to "explain on every level the impact of competition law," according to clients. Also described as "an inspiring and pleasant person to work with," he offers experience in both merger filings and cartel investigations, representing clients before Dutch authorities and the European Commission. Interviewees additionally enthuse that "he is a very knowledgeable and practical lawyer who is also down-to-earth."

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

Publications: 23 JANUARY 2020

Equity capital markets: navigating the challenges of 2020

2019 was a challenging year for equity capital markets. Proceeds from IPOs fell by over 25% in the UK, and by more than 30% across Europe. A number of political and economic factors, which contributed to pricing uncertainty and market volatility, undoubtedly led to this reduction in activity. 

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Publications: 13 JANUARY 2020

The von der Leyen Commission

The European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen took office on 1 December 2019, following changes required as a result of the European Parliament rejecting three of the candidate Commissioners originally put forward. 

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Publications: 13 JANUARY 2020

New decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the expression of the annual percentage rate of charge in consumer credit agreements (Case C 290/19)

Following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Regional Court of Trnava, Slovakia in the context of proceedings between a consumer and a Slovakian bank regarding a consumer credit agreement, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held, on 19 December 2019, that “Article 10(2)(g) of Directive 2008/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on credit agreements for consumers (…) must be interpreted as precluding, in a consumer credit agreement, the annual percentage rate of charge from being expressed not as a single rate but as a range referring to a minimum and a maximum rate”.

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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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Office

Amsterdam

Allen & Overy LLP
Apollolaan 15
1077 AB Amsterdam

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 2000

Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2009