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"Apragmaticlawyer,excellentlitigatorandgreatstrategist."

ChambersEurope2015-Competition/EuropeanLaw

Ruben is een allround mededingingsrechtspecialist. Zijn expertise omvat alle onderdelen van het mededingingsrecht, waaronder kartelzaken, inclusief clementieverzoeken en (interne) onderzoeken, en fusiecontroleprocedures bij de Europese Commissie en de ACM. Hij adviseert toonaangevende bedrijven over fusies, samenwerkingen, distributiestelsels, e-commerce en staatssteun. Daarnaast is Ruben een erkende specialist met betrekking tot complexe regulatoire procedures en schaarse rechten, zoals concessies en slots. Ruben heeft ruime proceservaring en is onderdeel van Stek´s Competition Litigation team.

Ruben spreekt regelmatig op congressen en heeft talrijke publicaties geschreven over mededingingsrechtelijke onderwerpen. Ruben wordt aanbevolen in het EU/Competition deel van alle toonaangevende legal directories, waaronder Chambers & Partners (Band 2), Legal500, GCR en Who’s Who legal.

Clients praise his “high availability, rapid and clear responses and speed in understanding the issues at hand” (Chambers 2020); “extremely driven, enthusiastic and trusted adviser” (Chambers 2018); “He has a very well-developed ability to translate commercial business behaviour into a legal context and the other way around. He is good at giving concrete business examples and making it easy to understand complex competition matters” (Chambers 2017); “Highly recommended” (Legal 500 2017); “Rising star” (Legal500 2016); “A pragmatic lawyer, excellent litigator and great strategist” (Chambers 2015); “Practical and solution-driven” (Legal500 2015); “He is very client-friendly” (Chambers 2014); “bright, innovative and results-focused”; “Praised for his robust knowledge of all competition and EU law issues. Clients cite his “pragmatic and clear advice” as a major advantage” (Chambers 2013); “Ruben Elkerbout is singled out by his clients for his skills in court hearings: “His knowledge of cartel law is amazing. We were very happy with his work and performance.” (Chambers 2012).