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Jan Blockx


Jan Blockx
English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish

Jan Blockx advises on all aspects of competition law but spends most of his time on multinational cases, both international investigations and global transactions.

Jan is an experienced litigator and has worked on many cases before the European, Belgian and Dutch courts. However, most of his cases are resolved without court proceedings.

Jan has particular experience in investigating cartel conduct and defending companies accused of cartel conduct. He has worked on cartel investigations at the national, European and global level. Jan can also advise on other commercial practices, which may raise competition concerns, such as cooperation with your competitors, distribution agreements, rebate schemes, territorial restrictions, IP licensing, etc.

For your transactions, Jan can advise on competition-related provisions in transaction documentation and obtain merger control approvals. Jan has worked on many merger filings to the European Commission (both simplified cases and cases involving substantive review in phase I and II, including remedies) and in other jurisdictions.

Jan also advises on other aspects of EU law, including in particular State aid, access to documents, sectorial regulation and EU funding. He has worked on some of seminal cases in these areas over the last decade.

Jan has particular affinities with China, he has worked in Beijing and Shanghai and speaks some Mandarin.

Representative Experience

Advising Kuwait Petroleum on the acquisition of Shell's Italian motor fuel and aviation fuel distribution business, obtaining unconditional clearance from the European Commission.

Representing a company in parallel cartel investigations conducted by the European Commission and competition authorities around the world.

Representing several recipients of State aid in pending cases before the General Court relating to the annulment of European Commission decisions.

Representing several companies under investigation by the Belgian competition authority into cartels and abuse of dominance.

Representing companies in litigation before the Belgian courts in relation to anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance and State aid.

Education and admissions


  • PG Diploma, EC Competition Law, King's College London, 2007
  • MA, Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2006
  • MA, Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2001

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Brussels
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