Legal Announcement – DLA Piper Expands Dutch Competition Practice With Appointment of Rob Ludding

Amsterdam – LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – DLA Piper is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Ludding as counsel to its Litigation & Regulatory practice. Rob joined from Dutch corporate and competition law boutique Van Wylick & Ludding on 15 February 2008.

Rob has practised European law for over 33 years, focussing on competition, energy and IP law. He has extensive experience dealing with regulations and enforcement from both a business and a government perspective. Rob worked in-house for Shell, where he advised on international competition law and was based in The Hague and London. He also regularly acted for the Dutch Competition Authority from its inception in 1998 until 2006.

Commenting on his appointment, Rob said: “I am very excited about joining DLA Piper. With my background and experience I am well placed to contribute to the ongoing development of the competition practice. DLA Piper’s global footprint offers excellent opportunities for international competition work and I look forward to working with the team.”

Léon Korsten, Litigation & Regulatory partner and competition Location Head in the Netherlands said: “I am delighted to welcome Rob to the team. We need to be able to respond to the European Commission and the Dutch Competition Authority and having someone of Rob’s calibre as part of our offering will be a huge benefit to our clients. I look forward working with him.”

In the Netherlands, DLA Piper’s Litigation & Regulatory practice consists of 17 lawyers. The team assists Dutch and foreign companies and organisations on arbitration and mediation, competition issues, international trade, market regulation and regulated industries, public procurement, data protection, compliance and risk management, litigation, liability, private law and tax. DLA Piper has one of the largest Litigation & Regulatory practices in the world.
Rob, 60, studied Dutch, European and economic law at the University of Amsterdam. He has many publications to his name. Rob lectures on patents at the Grotius Academy and the University of Amsterdam.

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