About Joost Houdijk

Joost Houdijk is a lawyer at AKD who specialises in European and competition law. For example he advises and litigates on cartels and abuse of dominant position. He also 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). Clients appreciate his sharp analysis of the underlying issues and his capacity to empathise with the specific situation of the organisations in question. They see how he always aims to get the maximum out of a case based on dedication and creativity.

Joost regularly lectures at universities and private educational institutes. He has also published a large number of articles. In 2009 he was awarded his doctorate for a thesis on public interests in competition law. In addition to competition law, Joost’s field of work also covers EU law on freedom of movement, EU transportation law and consumer protection law. He regularly assists companies with filing notifications for mergers and acquisitions with the European Commission and the ACM. Joost teaches at universities, including Utrecht University and Radboud University Nijmegen. He also teaches at the private educational institutions OSR Juridische Opleidingen and the Academy of legal practice [Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk] (AvdR). Joost publishes regularly and is responsible for around 75 articles and annotations (both in Dutch and in English) in more than 25 different journals and other legal sources.

He also collaborates on the publication of books and reports. For example, in 2016 he provided contributions to the book entitled ‘Duiding Mededinging’. He is also on the editorial team of the journal entitled Le Droit des Affaires/Het Ondernemingsrecht (DAOR).

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  • Radboud University Nijmegen: International and European Law, Dutch Law
  • Radboud University Nijmegen: PhD in Competition Law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Competition Law Association
  • AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers)
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AKD's rankings in Chambers Europe 2020 even better than last year's rankings

12 Mar 2020 | News

A beautiful recognition of the efforts of our lawyers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

ACM imposes 1.84 million euro fine for deleting WhatsApp chats during dawn raid

13 Dec 2019 | Blog

What was the cause? And how to prepare for a dawn raid?

Cartels & Leniency Laws and Regulations 2020 | Netherlands

05 Nov 2019 | Publication

Joost Houdijk en Robbert Jaspers published the Dutch chapter in Cartels & Leniency Laws and Regulations 2020.

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31 August 2020

AKD decides to cancel all events scheduled until September

Given the current situation concerning the coronavirus, AKD cancels all events scheduled until September.