Jacques Steenbergen

Born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1949, Jacques Steenbergen is current president of the Belgian Competition Authority since its establishment as an independent authority in 2013. Between 2007 and 2013 he was director general of the Directorate General for Competition in the Belgian Ministry of Economic Affairs. He has taught competition law at the University of Leuven since 1980.

Before joining the competition authority, he was partner in the Brussels office of Allen & Overy, and he has been legal secretary to the president of the Court of Justice under the presidency of Mertens de Wilmars.

Jacques is a member of the Bureau of the OECD Competition Committee, a member of the board of editors and former editor-in-chief of the Dutch-Belgian European law review SEW, and member of the scientific committee of the law review Concurrences.

He has lectured or given conferences and served as member of nomination committees or PhD examination committees in institutes and universities in Austria, Belgium, China, France, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. He as spoken at conferences in Brazil, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Japan, Luxembourg, Portugal, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. Jacques publishes regularly on EU and competition law.

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