bureau Brandeis expands with new partner Bas Braeken

On 16 July (2019) Bas Braeken will be joining bureau Brandeis in Amsterdam as a partner. Bas is a recognised specialist in the field of (European) competition law and economic regulation in a variety of sectors, such as telecoms, media and fintech.

He is joining bureau Brandeis from Maverick, a company he helped found six years ago. Before that he was a long-time employee of Allen & Overy.
“Bas’s appointment fits in perfectly with our strategy of continuing to build on a broad litigation firm with a focus on complex cases,” says Louis Berger, one of the founders of bureau Brandeis. “Bas is an important piece of the puzzle that will give our ambition further shape. He enjoys an outstanding reputation in the field of European competition law, but also has specific sector knowledge of markets such as telecoms, media, mail & parcels, mobility and fintech. In Bas we see an ambitious partner who has the same entrepreneurial drive, level and values as the other partners of bureau Brandeis, which will provide a huge amount of synergy.”

In the last few years Bas Braeken has achieved major successes for T-Mobile, Canal+, Prijsvrij and others. He also regularly conducts legal proceedings before the European judicial authorities in Luxembourg.

Partner Machteld Robichon: “Bas’s outstanding knowledge and experience are a perfect fit with the regulated market practice of Simone Peek (financial law and life sciences) and mine (practices of change, media and telecoms) and with the cartel damage practice of Hans Bousie and Louis Berger. His focus on telecoms and media is also in keeping with the focus of Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm’s practice.”

Bas Braeken: “I am very impressed by the level of the lawyers at bureau Brandeis, the professionalism of the organisation and the single-minded desire to deliver the best service day after day. The existing practice at Brandeis is a seamless fit with my own practice, which very largely consists of proceedings, compliance and investigations, in addition to providing guidance to clients in complex merger control processes. I see a great deal of synergy and look forward to working with my new partners.”

About bureau Brandeis

bureau Brandeis is a boutique law firm that specialises in conducting complex proceedings for the corporate sector. It has experience in all the relevant fields of law, with a preference for the challenger: corporate litigation, commercial litigation, privacy, competition law, financial law, administrative law, intellectual property, media law, telecommunications law, class actions, international arbitration and cassation. With the arrival of Bas Braeken the firm will have 31 lawyers, seven of them partners.