Christof Swaak

I am Christof Swaak
EU Law, Competition and Regulation specialist
Compliance and Sanctions specialist

Christof Swaak

Christof is the head of our competition and regulation practice in New York and Amsterdam.

He regularly represents high-profile clients before the European Commission, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, national competition authorities including the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets and the relevant national courts. His broad expertise includes European and Dutch competition law and he is a recognised specialist in complex multi-jurisdictional cartel cases, leniency and compliance issues.

Christof received a PhD in European law and was a senior lecturer for four years at the European Institute of Leiden University. He has also co-authored several books and lectured at programs sponsored by organisations such as the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

Furthermore, Christof has been active as ad-hoc professor at Fordham Law School, New York (USA) and Yale Law School, New Haven (USA).

  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1988
  • Partner since: 1999

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