Greenberg Traurig Expands Their Amsterdam Antitrust Team

The Amsterdam office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, continues its strategic growth with the addition of Local Partner Dr. Robert Hardy, who joins the firm’s Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation practice on 1 December 2021. Hardy previously worked at Simmons & Simmons and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

“I am honoured and thrilled to join Greenberg Traurig‘s Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation Practice, and am committed to sustaining its further growth and development in Amsterdam and elsewhere,” Hardy said. With over 13 years of extensive experience, Hardy’s practice covers a wide range of issues under Dutch and European competition law. He represents clients before the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM), the European Commission, the Dutch administrative law courts, and the EU courts in matters relating to cartels, dominance, merger control, and State aid proceedings.

Greenberg Traurig’s Amsterdam Managing Shareholders Cees van Oevelen and Thomas van der Vliet commented that they are very pleased that Hardy is joining the firm in Amsterdam: “This is again an important addition to the firm. Robert advises clients on high-value and complex matters spanning a wide spectrum of economic sectors. His particular interest in the interface between intellectual property and competition law is a new and important step in our strategic growth.” Hans Urlus, who heads the Amsterdam Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation Practice for the firm, added: “Robert brings a lot of experience in EU merger control work, having worked with other top-tier U.S. firms in Brussels for quite some time, and will also help to expand the firm’s broader regulatory practice in the EU.”

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