Mr Pieter Kuypers > AKD > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

European and Competition Law.


Pieter Kuypers is head of the firm’s European and Competition Law practice group. Pieter specialises in European and competition law and in international private law. His primary activities within these fields have to do with cartel law, State Aid and contract tender law. He is a member of the Netherlands Society for International Law, the Dutch and Belgian associations for European Law, the Netherlands association for competition law, the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) and the International Bar Association (IBA). He lecturers and publishes regularly on subjects in the field of European law and international private law.


Pieter has been a partner at AKD since 1998.


Pieter is fluent in English, German and French.


His finished his thesis on explicit and implicit forum choice in European international private law in February 2008.


Pieter studied law at Utrecht University, where he gained a post-graduate degree in European law. He also studied at King’s College, London, and at the Faculté International de Droit Comparé, in Strasbourg.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > EU and competition

AKD’s department is praised for its ‘open communication’ and its ‘clear and accurate’ advice and ‘ensures that actions are promptly taken‘. In one highlight, the group is acting for Dutch conservation organisation Vereniging Natuurmonumenten in proceedings brought before the EGC concerning allegations that various Dutch nature conservation organisations received illegal state aid; practice head Pieter Kuypers, who is based in Brussels, is leading on this matter. Senior associate Joost Houdijk is also noted. Kees Jan Kuilwijk, previously counsel at the firm, left for Pactumius, a legal services provider.