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CompLaw: Private Enforcement
February 2025
Brussels, Belgium

Rick Cornelissen
Partner at Houthoff


Rick Cornelissen specialises in Competition Litigation. He heads the Houthoff Competition Litigation Team and focuses on (follow-on) cartel damages (class) actions as well as (mass) damages claims for abuse of dominance. Rick also advises on and litigates contractual and other competition law disputes in civil proceedings, including disputes on access to distribution networks and the performance and termination of commercial contracts.

In what are often complex multiple cross-border (mass) damages claims, Rick helps clients determine the right strategy. He uses his legal and practical skills and expertise to create an overview for the client by fulfilling a coordinating role at the required national or pan-European level.

Rick teaches at the Grotius Academy ('Competition and Liability') and is a member of the Dutch Association for European Law, the Dutch Competition Law Association, the Dutch Distribution, Franchise and Agency Association, the Lex Mundi Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Lex Mundi Antitrust Competition and Trade Group. He regularly speaks on international conferences and publishes on (mass) damages claims.

Agenda Sessions

  • Jurisdiction Revisited