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AVENUE LOUIZA 240, 1050 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Work +31 088 253 50 00
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Fax +31 088 253 50 50
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Web:
www.akd.eu

Joost Houdijk

Tel:
Work +31 88 253 5079
Email:
Web:
www.akd.nl/en/specialists/joost-houdijk
AKD

Work Department

EU Law, Procurement Law & Competition

Position

Joost is part of the European and Competition Law practice group. He is based in Brussels and regularly works at the other branches of AKD in the Netherlands. Joost advises and represents clients on issues in the field of European and competition law.

Joost specialises in advising and litigating about cartels, abuse of dominant position, and State aid. He represents businesses and government organisations in proceedings before the European Commission, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), the Dutch courts, and the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Issues concerning the EU right of free movement of goods are also part of his specialist field, as are cases involving EU transportation law. Finally, together with the other lawyers in the practice group, he assists companies in filing notifications for mergers and acquisitions with the European Commission and the ACM.

Member

Joost is a member of the Competition Law Association, the Netherlands Association for European Law and is editor of the journal 'Le Droit des Affaires/Het Ondernemingsrecht ("DAOR")'.


Netherlands

EU and competition

Within: 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.

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