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Edmon Oude Elferink


CMS Derks Star Busmann
Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
CMS EU Law Office
Avenue des Nerviens 85
1040 Brussels
Languages German, French, English, Dutch

Edmon Oude Elferink heads the Antitrust, Competition & Trade (ACT) team in the Netherlands. 

He is based out of the CMS EU Law office in Brussels and advises clients on general EU law, competition law, state aid and data protection.​ Edmon has represented a large number of clients in investigations carried out by the European Commission and national regulators. He previously worked as a référendaire (law clerk) at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Edmon is praised by his clients for his ability his hands on approach and has been referred to in Chambers Europe as an “exceptionally good lawyer”​. 

Industry focus: life sciences, construction and automotive.

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"Edmon Oude Elferink is a trusted unique partner."

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

"Advising his clients in a very clear way."

Chambers Europe, 2021

"Edmon Oude Elferink is knowledgeable, steadfast, pragmatic and service oriented at the same time, exactly what an in-house counsel needs from outside counsel support."

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Praised for his pragmatic approach and his "understanding of how the politics and dynamics of the competition authority work”.

Chambers Europe, 2020

"As part of his broader EU law practice, Edmon Oude Elferink attracts particular attention as a Dutch-qualified lawyer handling Dutch competition law matters from Brussels."

Chambers Global, 2020

Edmon Oude Elferink is a "rising star" at CMS EU Law Office, and receives praise for his "good knowledge of both law and tactics."

Chambers Europe, 2019

Memberships & Roles

  • Lecturer on Expert Group Competition, European developments in the field of competition law, at the Knowledge Centre for Financial and Economic Law.
  • SEW: Tijdschrift voor Europees en Economisch recht: "Jurisprudentie actueel." (Monthly contribution on case law of the General Court of the European Union)
  • Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht: member of the board of editors.
  • The Netherlands Association for European Law
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Awards & Rankings

  • Chambers Europe, 2023, Ranked in Competition/European Law: Lawyers Based Abroad
  • Chambers Global, 2020, Ranked Foreign Expertise Netherlands
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023, Edmon Oude Elferink is Recommended
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  • Dutch and European Competition Law, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies
  • Master European Law , Europa Institut, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
  • Dutch Law, University of Groningen
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Registration is open! We are delighted to invite you to our traditional EU Competition Conference 2023 organised jointly by the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf - Institute for Competition Law and the CMS Antitrust, Competition & Trade Group.The conference will take place on 11 May 2023 at the SQUARE Conference Centre in Brussels from 10:00 to 17:30 followed by an evening event* at the BELvue Museum.We are very honoured to be able to again welcome a list of distinguished guest speakers from various institutions and private companies who will provide their valuable perspectives on the newest trends in the wide field of competition law.The list of competition law experts includes:Olivier Guersent, Director-General of the Directorate General for Competition, European Com­mis­sionGuil­laume Loriot, Deputy Director-General Mergers at DG Com­pet­i­tion­Andreas Mundt, President of the German Competition AuthorityDamien Gerard, Prosecutor General of the Belgian Competition AuthorityAndreas Schwab, Member of the European Par­lia­ment­Fur­ther­more, we are proud to announce that our sessions will showcase a range of further competition law experts from various private companies and competition economy consultancies including speakers from AB InBev, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, E.CA Economics, Microsoft, Oxera and many others.Our conference will feature interviews, multiple panel discussions and focused sessions, providing insights on a variety of important topics. Conference Programme:   10:00 Wel­come:  Christian Kersting, Heinrich Heine University Düs­sel­dorf Mi­chael Bauer, CMS Brussels  10:10 Panel: Vertical restraints Navigating the new normal - Exploring the impact of new VBER and VGL on pricing strategies and online selling­Pan­el­lists:Miguel Pérez, Director Antitrust, IP & Commercial, Ab InBevCarlos Vérgez, CMS Mad­rid­Mod­er­at­or:Mal­gorzata Urbanska, CMS Warsaw  10:50 Interview with Andreas Mun­dt, Pres­id­ent of the German Competition Authority A new approach towards sustainability agreements and buying groups? Ger­many’s ideas for a new competition toolGuest:An­dreas Mundt, President of the German Competition Au­thor­ity­In­ter­view­ers:Mi­chael Bauer, CMS Brus­sels­An­nemieke Hazelhoff, CMS Amsterdam  11:25 Panel: Horizontal restraints What lies ahead? - The EU Commission’s new approach concerning sustainability agreements and information ex­change­Pan­el­lists:Daniela Esposito, Global Head of Competition Law, Akzo NobelDirk Middelschulte, VP Global General Counsel Competition, Uni­lever­Mod­er­at­ors:An­nemieke Hazelhoff, CMS AmsterdamMichael Bauer, CMS Brussels  12:15 Interview with Guillaume Loriot, Deputy Director-General Mergers at DG Competition Merger control de­vel­op­mentsGuest:Guil­laume Loriot, Deputy Director-General Mergers at DG Com­pet­i­tion­In­ter­view­ers:Chris­toff Henrik Soltau, CMS HamburgDieter Zandler, CMS Vienna  14:00 Focus Session: Private Damage Claims Current trends and pitfalls in private litigation, in the EU and bey­ond­Pan­el­lists:Av­antika Chowdhury, Partner, Oxera Con­sult­ing­Chris­ti­an Kersting, Heinrich Heine University DüsseldorfEdmon Oude Elferink, CMS Am­s­ter­dam­Mod­er­at­or:Tim Reher, CMS Hamburg  14:00 Focus Session: Foreign Direct Investment Beyond Borders: Key learnings and outlook on the future of Foreign Investment Con­trol­P­resenters:Kai Neuhaus, CMS Brus­sels­Jac­queline Vallat, CMS London  14:00 Focus Session: Foreign Subsidies Control Merger control 3.0: How to navigate these uncharted wa­ter­sPan­el­lists:Car­oline Medina, Competition Law Legal Director, AlstomClemens Kerle, CMS Os­lo­Mod­er­at­or:Claire Vannini, CMS Paris  14:45 Interview with Olivier Guersent, Director-General of the Directorate General for Competition, European Commission Topical questions about abuse package, Reg 1/2003 review and more­Guest:Olivi­er Guersent, Director-General of the Directorate General for Competition, European Com­mis­sion­In­ter­view­ers:Rup­precht Podszun, Heinrich Heine University DüsseldorfDirk Van Liedekerke, CMS Brussels  15:50 Panel: Abuse of dominance The new package on exclusionary abuses - Refining the effects-based ap­proach?Pan­el­lists:Dami­en Gerard, Prosecutor General, Belgian Competition AuthoritySimone Kohnz, Director, E.CA Eco­nom­ic­sRup­precht Podszun, Heinrich Heine University Düs­sel­dor­f­Mod­er­at­or:Bri­an Sher, CMS London  16:45 Panel: Digital Regulation The Digital Markets Act comes to life - First experiences, first trend­sPan­el­lists:Soph­ie Gappa, Policy Officer at the Competition Unit of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate ActionGerhard Klumpe, Presiding judge at the Regional Court DortmundCarel Maske, Director of Competition EMEA, Mi­crosoft­Mod­er­at­ors:Björn Herbers, CMS BrusselsSzabolcs Szendro, CMS Budapest  18:30 Evening event* Dinner speech: More regulation or more competition? – An MEP’s point of viewby Andreas Schwab, Member of the European Par­lia­ment Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to engage with top legal minds and stay ahead of the curve in EU competition law.Should you have any questions regarding this event, please contact us.*Please note that seats for the evening event at the BELvue Museum are limited. 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