DLA Piper Expands EU Antitrust Team

DLA Piper has appointed Joost Haans as Competition partner to its Brussels office. He is currently at Baker McKenzie where he has been a partner since 2018. 

Joost works in all areas of EU, Belgian and Dutch competition law, with a particular focus on merger control, investigations, distribution agreements, horizontal cooperation agreements, and abuse of dominance. His focus is on clients in the financial services, healthcare, and consumer goods sectors and he has a loyal client base consisting of major European corporates. 

Joost joins an established team in the Brussels office and will help create a focal point for the provision of competition advice across Europe. It will support an already strong European platform, with a presence in our major offices in Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands and the UK, with further plans for expansion. Joost’s appointment, in line with the Competition team’s wider growth strategy, follows last year’s lateral hires of Justus Herrlinger in Germany, Marc Lager in Austria, Gábor Fejes and Zoltán Marosi in Hungary and Matt Evans in London.