• Partner in the firm's Antitrust & Competition team and leads the firm’s Brussels office. He is an American and is qualified in the US, UK, Ireland and Belgium.
  • Practice focuses on EU and international antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, cartels, commercial agreements and abuses of dominant positions. Dave also advises on EU regulatory law and public affairs and Brexit issues.
  • Very active on behalf of clients on the policy side of international antitrust. Dave is a Non-Governmental Adviser to the European Commission on the work of the International Competition Network (ICN), a body comprising all of the world’s major antitrust agencies.
  • Recognised as a leading international competition lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500 and Global Competition Review.

"Very thorough and plugged in, client-oriented and a good communicator who gets to the point very quickly," according to clients, who also appreciate his ability to "translate EU expectations into US expectations." - Chambers Global 2018

BCLP's "competition practice in Brussels is led by 'very responsive and smart' David Anderson...[who] is 'extremely client oriented' and 'always makes time for you'. Legal 500 EMEA 2019

"Head of the Brussels office David Anderson is valued by clients for his availability and client rapport…Clients note: ‘His service is top-notch. He understands the relationship, our business and gives us a high level of service’." Chambers Global 2017

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Key areas of expertise

Deep sector knowledge

Advise clients across a wide range of industries including technology, electronics, energy, transport, chemicals, mining and minerals, retail food and professional services.

Regulatory processes and strategies

Advise clients on regulatory processes and strategies in the EU, Asia, and the Americas.

US-based multinationals

Specialize in guiding US-based multinationals through EU and regulatory systems worldwide.

UN Conference on Trade and Development

Advise the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and competition agencies in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America on competition law reform and capacity building.

Representative Experience

  • Madrid, Spain - Advising a global FMCG client on an antitrust investigation in Spain
  • Brisbane, Australia - Advising an energy sector client on the global antitrust aspects of a mining acquisition in Australia.
  • Beijing, China - Advising the Chinese aviation company AVIC on the first-ever clearance in Brussels of a China-to-China merger.
  • Brasilia, Brazil - Advised BDO International on antitrust investigations into the audit sector by the European Commission and regulators in Brazil, Denmark and the UK.
  • Mozambique - Advising a major international oil and gas company on the global antitrust aspects of a major LNG project in Africa.
  • Texas, US - Advising a US-based $27bn private equity fund on a continuous flow of transactions and merger investigations around the world.
  • Los Angeles, US - Advising the Michael Jackson Estate on the EU’s approval of the sale of its stake in the ATV/Sony music publishing joint venture to Sony.
  • Moscow, Russia - Advising Wayne Fueling Systems on the clearance in Russia of its acquisition by Dover Corporation.