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Prof. Damien Geradin

Professor, Tilburg University, The Netherlands; and Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Professor Damien Geradin is a competition law and regulatory partner in the Brussels office of Covington & Brussels, a Washington, DC-based international law firm comprising 850 lawyers spread in nine locations. His practice focuses on complex competition and regulatory cases in the field of network industries (telecommunications, energy, postal services and transport), as well as in the high-tech sector. Damien also performs advocacy and public policy work for his clients.

Prior to joining Covington & Burling, Damien was a law professor at the University of Liège and the College of Europe, Bruges where he taught EU competition law and the law of network industries. He also held visiting Professorships at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, the University of Michigan Law School, and at the Faculty of Law of Peking University. As an academic, Damien was involved as an expert witness in many regulatory and court proceedings, and international arbitration. Before becoming a law professor in 1998, Damien was an associate in the Brussels office of a large US law firm. In 1990-91, Damien also worked for a year as a legal adviser in the cabinet of the Belgian deputy-Prime Minister and Minister of Justice.

Since joining Covington, Damien has continued to teach on a part-time basis at Tilburg University and at the College of Europe in Bruges. In January 2010, he was appointed William W. Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School where he will teach an EU competition law class every year. Damien is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Competition Law & Economics published by Oxford University Press. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 17 books, including recently Global Antitrust Law & Economics (with Prof. E. Elhauge of Harvard Law School) and author or co-author of more than 80 law review articles. Over the past ten years, Damien has delivered over 200 public presentations in more than 15 countries on various issues of EU competition law and economics, and regulatory issues.

Damien is listed as a competition, regulatory law expert in Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, GCR, Chambers and other legal guides. Damien is a non-governmental adviser (selected by the European Commission) and contributor to the ICN’s committee on single-firm conduct.

Damien graduated obtained a law degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Liège in 1989, a LLM from King’s College London in 1990 and a PhD in law from Cambridge University in 1995. In 1997-98, Damien was a Fulbright scholar and a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School.

Publications and Multimedia
Is Government a Friend or Foe of Innovation? - Event Audio/Video
First Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
June 13, 2013