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Jolling de Pree

Jolling de Pree

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV

Jolling specialises in European and Dutch competition law. Jolling’s previous experience in mergers and acquisitions strongly enhances his current practice, particularly his representing companies in international cartel investigations, cartel damages litigation and in merger cases.

Jolling advises major Dutch and international companies on their domestic and international competition issues. Jolling has wide experience in conducting internal investigations, coordinating the defence in international cartel cases and handling multijurisdictional filings. He also regularly appears as a litigator before the European Court of Justice and national courts. He acts for defendants and corporate clients in civil cartel damage cases.

Through his involvement in international cartel investigations and cross-border M&A transactions, Jolling has established a network of contacts with experts working for first tier law firms in all major jurisdictions outside the Netherlands.

Jolling enjoys an excellent market reputation, and clients note that he 'is very knowledgeable and provides hands-on advice and practical solutions'. He is ranked Band 1 in Chambers.

Jolling is chairman of the Dutch Competition Law Association and has been appointed as Non Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. He is also member of the Dutch Bar Association’s Advisory Committee on Competition Law.

Jolling’s recent work includes advising:

  • Schiphol in a dispute between easyJet and the European Commission;
  • GEA Group on the acquisition of CFS Holdings from AEA Investors;
  • Philips on the divestment of its Lifestyle Entertainment business to Gibson Brands;
  • British Airways in its defence against civil class actions filed in the Netherlands in relation to the alleged air cargo cartel.

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