Dave Anderson

Partner, Antitrust & Competition

"David Anderson receives abundant praise from clients for his service and awareness of international competition issues: 'David grasps issues quickly, explains legal concepts succinctly and gives excellent practical advice.' " Chambers Global, 2015

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  • Partner in BLP’s Antitrust & Competition team and leads the firm’s Brussels office. He is a US national and is qualified in both the US and UK and is on the EU list of the Brussels Bar.
  • Practice focuses on EU and international antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, cartels, commercial agreements and abuses of dominant positions. Dave also advises on EU regulatory law and public affairs.
  • Very active on behalf of clients on the policy side of international antitrust. Dave is a Non-Governmental Adviser to the European Commission on the work of the International Competition Network (ICN), a body comprising all of the world’s major antitrust agencies.
  • Recognised as a leading international competition lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500 Legal Business and PLC’s Which Lawyer.

Examples of Work

Dave Anderson's global examples of work includes Mozambique


Advising a major international oil and gas company on the global antitrust aspects of a major LNG project in Africa


Brasilia, Brazil

Advised BDO International on antitrust investigations into the audit sector by the European Commission and regulators in Brazil, Denmark and the UK.


Texas, US

Advising a US-based $27bn private equity fund on a continuous flow of transactions and merger investigations around the world.


Detroit, US

Advised Dart Corporation on the international merger control aspects of its $1bn acquisition of the Solo Cup Corporation.


Beijing, China

Advised China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) on its successful application for merger clearance before the European Commission of its acquisition of Pacific Century Motors. This case was the first-ever merger notification to, and unconditional clearance by, the European Commission of a transaction involving the acquisition of a Chinese company by another Chinese company.



Advised US-based computer company T3 Technologies on an abuse of dominance investigation by the European Commission into the business practices of IBM, and managing T3’s communications strategy with international media.



Advising a $15bn global electronics company on a wide range of antitrust and merger cases in the EU and Asia.


Key areas of expertise

  • Deep sector knowledge

    Advise clients across a wide range of industries including technology, electronics, energy, transport, chemicals, mining and minerals, retail food and professional services.
  • Regulatory processes and strategies

    Advise clients on regulatory processes and strategies in the EU, Asia, and the Americas.
  • US-based multinationals

    Specialize in guiding US-based multinationals through EU and regulatory systems worldwide.
  • UN Conference on Trade and Development

    Advise the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and competition agencies in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America on competition law reform and capacity building.

Career Highlights

Dave Anderson's career highlights
David Anderson's presentation at the United Nations on a private sector perspectives on informal co-operation among Competition agencies on specific cases