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Bas Braeken

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Maverick Advocaten N.V.


Bas Braeken is specialised in European and Dutch competition law and has a wealth of experience in regulated markets (in specific telecommunications). Bas advises clients on all aspects of competition law, including cartels, vertical distribution (with a focus on dual pricing) and merger control issues. He represented one of the companies in cartel proceedings that ended with the only judgment so far by the European Court of Justice in a Dutch cartel case. Bas has extensive experience with complex merger control issues, including second phase proceedings at both the European Commission and the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets. In addition, Bas is a renowned expert in the telecoms and other regulated markets. He successfully represented various companies in numerous antitrust and regulatory proceedings relating to, amongst others, access and price regulation, frequencies and (abuse of) dominance. Bas regularly contributes to legal magazines and is a guest lecturer at the universities of Utrecht and Leiden. Bas is one of the founding partners of Maverick Advocaten N.V.


Dutch, English and French


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Maverick Advocaten N.V.’s team is rated by clients for its ‘trustworthy and no-nonsense approach’. Martijn van de Hel successfully represented 55 real estate traders in administrative proceedings regarding the annulment of a €15m cartel fine imposed by the ACM arising from allegations of collusion in foreclosure auctions. Bas Braeken is assisting Sandd with a number of regulatory and competition matters, including a complaint brought against postal operator PostNL before the ACM alleging abuse of dominance. Diederik Schrijvershof is also recommended.

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Netherlands: Industry focus


Within: Telecoms

Competition boutique Maverick Advocaten N.V. has excellent regulatory capabilities. T-Mobile instructed Bas Braeken on numerous matters, including its appeal against the competition authority’s decision to regulate its call termination rates using a certain cost-allocation method. Martijn van de Hel is also recommended.

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