I am Rein Wesseling EU Law, Competition and Regulation specialist

Rein Wesseling

Rein regularly assists companies in their dealings with national courts, national competition authorities, the EU Commission and the European courts.

His expertise covers all areas of EU and competition law including cartels, joint ventures, abuse of dominance and state aid law. He assists clients across numerous business sectors from fast moving consumer goods to pharmaceuticals.

Rein has a Doctor of Philosophy from European University Institute (Florence) together with a Master of Law from the University of Amsterdam. In addition, he is the professor of competition and regulation at the law faculty of the same university.

Rein has published many articles and a book in his specialist area of EU and competition law called The Modernisation of European Antitrust Law

  • Languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1998
  • Partner since: 2004

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