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Sander De Volder

Junior Associate

CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Languages Dutch, English, French

Based in Brussels, Sander holds a Master of Laws from Ghent University, supplemented by an LL.M. in EU Competition and IP law from the University of Liège. After completing his traineeship within DG Competition at the European Commission, he joined CMS’s EU & Competition department. He advises both national and international actors on all aspects of EU and Belgian competition law, including merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance and State aid.

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Relevant experience

  • Trainee at DG Competition, European Commission
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  • Co-author of an article: “The EU General Court clarifies the burden of proof that has to be met by the Commission to demonstrate the existence of an advantage in the context of tax rulings (Starbucks)” - Published in Concurrences’ December 2019 Bulletin
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  • 2014 – 2019 – University of Ghent, UGent (Master in Law)
  • 2018 – 2019 – University Côte d’Azur (Erasmus+)
  • 2019 – 2020 – University of Liège, ULg (LL.M. EU Competition and IP Law)
  • 2021 – Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
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