Bart A. Creve's advisory and litigation practice focuses on all aspects of competition and State aid law, as well as general EU law matters. 


Bart represents Danish and foreign clients in a wide array of economic sectors, including energy, telecoms, aviation, shipping, pharmaceuticals, motion pictures, gambling, consumer electronics and foodstuffs. His particular talent for mastering the details of a case and grasping cross-jurisdictional issues means he has provided valuable assistance to clients in proceedings before the European Commission and the European Courts as well as national authorities and/or courts in Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Korea and the US. 


Bart has coordinated several multi-jurisdictional merger proceedings and is currently involved in infringement cases such as the "Air Cargo" and "Power Cables" cartel cases, and two landmark "pay-for-delay" cases. Bart has also developed extensive experience in distribution, pricing and cooperation strategies at both national and international level, and he is active as either plaintiff or defence counsel in a number of State aid proceedings.


After training as a Belgian attorney-at-law with Linklaters in Brussels, Bart worked in the ECN/Cartel division of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition.

Legal 500 2019

Eu & Competition

Kromann Reumert advises on merger control matters, competition disputes and state aid issues. A key figure is Bart A. Creve.

Chambers Europe 2019

Competition/European Law

Bart Creve  advises on a wide spectrum of competition law mandates, ranging from cartel investigations to state aid cases. Interviewees note his cross-border expertise with notable focus on EU-wide cartels and describe him as "very international and very astute." According to another source, he is "easy and practical to work with."

Chambers Europe 2018

Competition/European Law

Bart Creve represents clients from a plethora of sectors in competition law cases. His experience includes acting as a co-ordinating counsel on cross-border merger control, state aid and competition litigation. Clients say: "He gives advice of a very high quality and has an extensive insight in the competition area. As a client you always feel on the right track with him by your side."

Publications
  • Contributor to Chambers Global Practice guide 'Merger Control 2016'
activities
  • Regular lecturer at universities and conferences
  • Authored and co-authored several articles
  • Member of American Bar Association Antitrust Section
  • Member of Benelux Business Club
  • Member of the Danish Association of Competition
Background
  • Partner 2015
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) University of Chicago 2005
  • Studied at European University Di Fiesole Summer School 2004
  • Studied a semester at New York University 2001
  • Master of Laws (cand.jur.) from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Licentiaat Rechten), Belgien 2001
admission and right of audience
  • Attorney-at-law (New York Bar) 2013
  • Advocaat (Brussels Bar) 2005
  • Admitted to practice law in Denmark 2005
Languages
  • Dutch
  • English
  • The Scandinavian languages
  • French

Dansk Fusionskontrol (Danish Merger Control)

Bart Creve has in collaboration with Morten Kofmann, Jens Munk Plum and Erik Bertelsen authored the third edition of the book "Dansk Fusionskontrol" (Danish Merger Control). The book is a collected account of the Danish merger control regulations from a practical angle and is the standard work in the field of Danish merger control.
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