About Robbert Jaspers

Robbert Jaspers is a lawyer at AKD who specialises in European, competition, state aid and procurement law. Robbert advises and represents clients in cases relating to cartel arrangements and the abuse of dominant positions. He also assists companies with filing notifications for mergers and acquisitions. Robbert’s clients are (international) companies and government bodies. Because of his German background he focuses on German speaking clients who appreciate his pragmatic solutions and to-the-point advice.

Robbert publishes regularly in various journals such as the Dutch journal for European law [Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht] and the Market and Competition journal [Markt & Mededinging]. He also regularly lectures at, for example, the Academy of European Law (ERA) and gives training courses in the field of competition law. Among other things Robbert recently: - assisted businesses in a cartel investigation by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) into the Dutch and Belgian bunker oil sector. Eventually the investigation was terminated and no fines were imposed on clients. - advised during the takeover of IOI Loders Croklaan by Bunge. The result was approval by a number of competition authorities (such as the European commission, the Federal Trade Commission (USA) and the Russian and Chinese competition authorities); - advised during the takeover of Koning & Hartman by VINCI Energies Netherlands which was approved by the ACM.

Robbert grew up in Germany and is therefore fully bilingual in Dutch and German. He is a member of the German-Dutch Lawyers Association [Duits-Nederlandse Advocatenvereniging] and is also a member of the Dutch Association for competition law [Nederlandse Vereniging voor Mededingingsrecht].

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  • Maastricht University: European law, master's degree Dutch Company law
  • University of Edinburgh: LLM European Law
  • German-Dutch Lawyers Association
  • Dutch Association for competition law
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Court rejects preliminary attempt to enforce dockers' clause

24 Sep 2020 | Publication

Gerdien van der Voet en Robbert Jaspers in ILO Newsletter

Merger Control 2020 | The Netherlands

08 Jul 2020 | Publication

Joost Houdijk en Robbert Jaspers authors of the chapter on the Netherlands.

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.