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Robert Bosman


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

Robert Bosman qualified in 1981 and has been working in our Brussels office since 1986, where he manages the international practice group for EU and competition law. The Brussels office works closely with the EU Practice Groups of the other firms within the CMS organization, including Germany. Within CMS, Robert is a member of the management team of the international practice group for EU and competition law. He is also active in the practice group for energy law.

Robert specializes in EU law, European and Dutch competition law and legislation covering regulated markets. He frequently acts for clients in proceedings against and before the European Commission, the Authority for Consumers & Markets, other competition authorities in the EU and before the national and EU courts.

He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Competition Law of the Dutch Bar Association. Robert has taught competition law at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (EDHEC) in Lille (France) and he sat as a substitute judge in the District Court of Breda. He also gives lectures and presentations in the Netherlands and abroad on a range of subjects relating to competition law.

Robert was a member of the CMS Executive Committee from 2001-2004 and is the acting Chairman of the CMS Council, the highest decision making body within the CMS organization.

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Robert Bosman is recommended.

The Legal 500, 2019

His approach is characterised as "calm, measured and pragmatic," and he is recognised as a "class act."

Chambers Europe, 2019

Brussels-based Robert Bosman of CMS EU Law Office is identified by market sources as a "standout individual," renowned for his competition law litigation prowess and experience in merger control. Bosman has an excellent reputation for advising clients on cartel investigations.

Chambers Europe, 2018


  • Dutch Law, Utrecht University
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  • International League of Competition Law
  • Competition Law Association
  • European Law Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Netherlands Energy Law Association
  • Chairman CMS Council
  • American Bar Association
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