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Erik Venot

Competition/Antitrust Counsel, Brussels



Rechtsanwalt, Member of the Brussels Bar


Erik specialises in EU and German merger control proceedings and cartel investigations. He advises clients on the antitrust aspects of a broad range of matters including merger control proceedings before the European Commission and the German competition authority, the worldwide coordination of merger control proceedings, cartel investigations, joint ventures and distribution agreements. He also represents clients before the European courts in Luxembourg. He has significant experience in several industry sectors, such as industrial gases, medical devices, automotive and logistics.

Professional experience

2012 to date Counsel, Linklaters Brussels
2008 - 2012 Managing Associate, Linklaters Brussels
2004 - 2008 Associate, Linklaters Brussels
2003 - Trainee, Cabinet of Commissioner Schreyer, European Commission
2000 - 2002 Legal traineeship (Referendariat)
1997 - 2002 Research Assistant, Chair for European Civil Law, University of Saarland


2002 - 2003 College of Europe, Bruges, LL.M.
2002 - Second Legal State Examination
2000 - First Legal State Examination
1994 - 2000 Studies of German and French Law, University of Saarland


English, French, German