Christof Swaak

Christof is the resident partner of our New York office and partner in our Competition practice group.

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Christof Swaak Stibbe

Christof Swaak

Partner New York
Partner Amsterdam

Christof is the resident partner of our New York office and partner in our Competition practice group.

Christof Swaak

Partner New York
Partner Amsterdam

He represents multi-national companies in competition related matters 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. He is a recognized expert in complex multi-jurisdictional matters, leniency and compliance issues and related litigation.

Christof received a PhD in European law and was a senior lecturer at the European Institute of Leiden University. He has published many articles in legal journals, co-authored several books and participated in panels at programs sponsored by organisations such as the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

Christof has been active as ad-hoc professor at various law schools including Fordham Law School (New York, USA), Yale Law School (New Haven, USA), Erasmus University (Rotterdam, NL) and Curacao University (Dutch Antilles). For several years, he has been a non-governmental agent (NGA) for the European Commission and participated in panels at the European Competition Network (ECN) and International Competition Network (ICN).

Languages: Dutch, English
Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1988
Partner since: 1999
Amsterdam
Matter
NL Law

Stibbe advises NRGValue

Stibbe advises NRGValue on the sale of its 97 site Esso branded network in the Netherlands to EG Group.

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Matter
EU Law

Stibbe advises the NVB

Stibbe advises the NVB (the Dutch Banking Association) following a “dawn raid” carried out by the European Commission at the premises of the Dutch Banking Association in October 2017.

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EU Law

Stibbe represents MAN

Stibbe acts as co-counsel to MAN regarding the European Commission's finding of an antitrust infringement in the truck manufacturing industry.

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EU Law

Stibbe represents ExxonMobil

Stibbe acted as defence counsel for ExxonMobil in "follow-on" litigation initiated by 'claims vehicle' CDC. CDC seeks damages for loss allegedly suffered as a result of an antitrust infringement in the European market for paraffin wax.

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