Gaëlle Béquet (admitted to the Bar in 2013) is specialised in competition law, European law and regulated markets (including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and healthcare). Gaëlle handles complex international litigation, but enjoys providing strategic and practical advice just as much.
Gaëlle’s work covers all aspects of European and Dutch competition law, such as horizontal and vertical agreements, merger control and market regulation. She is regularly involved in civil proceedings on follow-on cartel damages claims and abuses of a dominant position. As a result, Gaëlle has extensive experience in representing and assisting clients with regulators, such as the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets and the European Commission, as well as in European, civil and administrative litigation.
Gaëlle has developed specific experience about the interface of competition law and intellectual property law. She regularly advises and litigates on abuses of dominant position in the context of technology transfer agreements and FRAND conditions in the context of standard essential patents.
Gaëlle regularly publishes on competition law issues in legal journals.
Gaëlle graduated in 2013 at the University of Utrecht, where she completed the masters European Law and Private Law, specialising in the field of competition law. Gaëlle studied for a semester at the University of Helsinki. Furthermore, she did internships at a specialised law firm in Utrecht and at the European Law Department (Legal Affairs) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Besides Dutch and English, Gaëlle also speaks fluent French.