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Robert is a Local Partner in the firm's Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation Practice. In addition, he focuses his practice on regulatory matters. He advises clients on high-value and complex matters spanning a wide spectrum of economic sectors, including chemicals, defense, pharmaceuticals, and technology.

Robert represents clients before the European Commission, the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM), the Dutch administrative law courts, and the EU courts in matters relating to cartel defense, abuse of dominance, merger control, and State aid proceedings. Additionally, he represents clients before the Dutch civil law courts on issues relating to antitrust recovery / damages claims, and standard-essential patents and FRAND licensing disputes. Robert also advises clients in relation to antitrust / competition law compliance, and foreign direct investment (FDI) / national security regimes.

He has more than 30 publications, including in the Common Market Law ReviewEuropean Review of Private LawInternational & Comparative Law QuarterlyMaastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, as well as in leading Dutch-language law journals (e.g., Markt & MededingingNederlands JuristenbladNederlands Tijdschrijft voor Burgerlijk RechtTijdschrift voor PrivaatrechtWeekblad voor Privaatrecht, and Notariaat en Registratie).

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