Partner, EU & Competition
Dave is a partner in BLP’s Competition, EU & Trade Law 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. His 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.
“David Anderson is recommended for advice in high-risk areas, and for his ability to assess the chances of success in complex cases.” (Legal 500 Europe 2013)
“Highly regarded by clients, who ‘value his ability to provide crisp, meaningful advice and strategy on all aspects of competition law’” (Chambers Global, 2012)
"...'One of Brussels’ best-known lawyers’, David Anderson is ‘thoughtful, enthusiastic and responsive’ and ‘opens doors that we fail to open ourselves’, say grateful clients." (Legal 500 Europe 2011)
Dave is very active on behalf of clients on the policy side of international antitrust. He 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. Dave serves on the ICN’s merger and unilateral conduct (abuse of dominance) working groups.
He has also advised 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.
"Sources praise his top-notch legal knowledge and particularly appreciate his understanding of the proper protocols and processes required when dealing with the Commission" (Chambers Global 2010)
Dave is recognised as a leading international competition lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500 Legal Business and PLC’s Which Lawyer.