Dave Anderson is a partner in Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP's Competition, EU and Trade law team and heads its Brussels office. He is qualified in the US and UK and is a member of the Brussels Bar. His practice focuses on EU and international merger, cartel and abuse of dominance cases, in addition to EU regulatory and transport law.
Dave has been a non-governmental adviser to the European Commission on the work of the ICN since 2003. He has served on the ICN’s merger, unilateral conduct and advocacy working groups, contributing to numerous ICN workproducts in addition to facilitating and speaking at ICN workshops and annual conferences. Dave has also advised national competition law authorities around the world on law reform and capacity building directly and through the World Bank, the United Nations Committee on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the TACIS and PHARE programmes.
Dave is a frequent speaker on competition law issues at conferences organised by national competition authorities, the ICN, the UNCTAD, the World Bank and academia. He is a frequent commentator in the print and broadcast media and has published articles on competition law and policy including in the Fordham International Law Journal/Competition Law Institute Annual Proceedings, European Competition Law Review, Antitrust Bulletin, Global Competition Review and the Practical Law Company’s M&A Cross-Border Handbook.
Dave is recognised as a leading international competition lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 EMEA, Legal Business and Practical Law Company.
Dave received his Bachelor’s degree in history from St Olaf College (Phi Beta Kappa - History) in his home US state of Minnesota, his Master’s degree in European History from University College London (First Class Honours) and his Juris Doctor degree from The Washington College of Law, American University (Magna Cum Laude) in Washington DC.