Former CMA Legal Director Joins Geradin Partners

Competition law boutique Geradin Partners announced the appointment of Stijn Huijts as Partner.

Stijn joins from the UK competition authority, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), where he was Legal Director. Before joining Geradin Partners, Stijn built up extensive experience leading complex antitrust and merger investigations.

Stijn led the legal teams in several high-profile antitrust investigations, including Hydrocortisone, which featured a record-breaking £260 million penalty and Fludrocortisone in which the CMA secured a multi-million settlement for the National Health Service. Stijn also led the CMA’s legal preparations for Brexit, advising the UK Government on new legislation and advising extensively on the Withdrawal Agreement and its impact on competition enforcement. In addition, Stijn represented the United Kingdom in its last competition intervention in the EU Courts before Brexit in the appeal against the blocked Three/O2 merger. Stijn is Dutch-qualified and fluent in Dutch and, prior to joining the CMA eight years ago, advised clients in relation to Dutch and EU-related issues at a leading international law firm.

Stijn will be able to work across EU and UK matters and will therefore focus both on London-based work and on supporting the firm’s successful Brussels office. Geradin Partners advises leading companies on all aspects of competition law, including antitrust investigations, merger control, market studies and the emerging regulatory regimes for digital gatekeepers.

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