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Marjolein De Backer
Partner at Eversheds Sutherland
Marjolein is a partner at Eversheds Sutherland’s Competition, Trade & Foreign Investment practice in Brussels. Marjolein practices in the areas of EU and Belgian competition law. She has over 15 years of experience advising on merger control, competition investigations and sector inquiries, and state aid. Marjolein also advises on foreign direct investment and national security control as well as competition law related questions in the fields of ESG, patent licensing, and routes to market. Marjolein has represented clients before the EU, UK and Belgian competition authorities and courts. She is qualified in Belgium and New York and registered as a foreign lawyer in the UK. Marjolein has worked for multinationals across different sectors including, energy and commodities, financial services, manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, technology and the internet of things, and transport and logistics. Marjolein frequently publishes and speaks at conferences on key competition law developments and reforms. She has been particularly invested in the questions raised in relation to digital developments, including the related regulatory changes, and the interplay between competition law and sustainability. Marjolein has been recognized and recommended over several years as a leading lawyer for competition law in legal directories such as Chambers Europe since 2019, The Legal 500 EMEA since 2022, and Euromoney since 2018. Marjolein was also named a “future leader” and “global thought leader under 45” in competition law by Who’s Who Legal in 2022 and 2023.