Dirk Vandermeersch is senior counsel based in the Brussels office.
Mr. Vandermeersch's practice focuses on EU and Belgian competition law, including merger control, as well as media law. In addition, Mr. Vandermeersch has extensive experience in matters relating to EU regulatory law, including product regulation and personal data protection. He lectures and has published on EU, competition, media and environmental law. Mr. Vandermeersch has authored a book on Belgian competition law. He is furthermore distinguished as a leading Competition/Antitrust lawyer by Chambers and Partners Global - The World’s Leading Lawyers
as well as by PLC Which Lawyer?
Mr. Vandermeersch joined the firm in 1979 and was a partner from 1989 to 2011. In 1979, he was resident in the New York office, and from 1982 to 1983 served as legal advisor to the Minister of Economic Affairs of Belgium. Mr. Vandermeersch is a visiting professor at Ghent University Law School where he teaches a course on Belgian competition law. He received an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School in 1979 and a law degree, magna cum laude
, and criminology, cum laude
, degree from the University of Ghent in 1977.
Mr. Vandermeersch is a member of the Bar in Brussels. His native language is Dutch, and he is fluent in English, French and German.