Yves Botteman > Dentons > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Competition: EU And Global




Yves focuses his practice on EU competition law, in particular merger control and antitrust investigations. In recent years, he secured early termination without fines or very favorable outcomes in several antitrust and cartel proceedings. His antitrust practice also includes providing tailored compliance advice as well as conducting audits and risk assessments.

Yves works relentlessly to help clients achieve their objectives, by incorporating antitrust and competition law in their vision and strategy, corporate values and business practices. He provides strategic and practical advice to clients on new distribution models in the online space, where the EU enforcement agenda has been on the rise. Yves particularly enjoys providing added-value in multi-disciplinary cases involving intellectual property and IT, including content, big data, and the Internet of Things. He has significant experience counseling global and international trade associations, particularly on the design and implementation of industry-wide codes of conduct, standards and best practices.

Over the years, Yves has gained substantial exposure to the media, entertainment, sports and leisure, smart mobility, and biotech industries.


English, French


Brussels Bar
New York State Bar


Georgetown University Law Center, 2001, LL.M., with honors
Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1998, Law Degree, magna cum laude
Université Catholique de Louvain, 1995, BA, Economics and International Relations, cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Competition: EU and global

Dentons‘ competition practice in Brussels has gone from strength to strength since the office was opened in 2010. It has built up a circa ten-strong team of multilingual practitioners, who demonstrate strong capabilities on a full range of matters. Jean-Nicolas Maillard focuses on EU and French competition law issues, with particular strengths handling cartel (and other behavioural) investigations. James Venit  advises clients on competition compliance programmes, while other drivers of activity for the team include merger control and competition litigation. Yves Botteman is advising an energy sector client on various M&A transactions.