Joost Fanoy is head of the EU & Competition practice group and a member head of the Cartel damages team of BarentsKrans. He joined BarentsKrans in 2012 after eight years at other law firms. Joost specializes in European law in general with a particular focus on European and Dutch competition, public procurement and state aid law and has considerable experience in assisting companies with European and Dutch cartel and state aid proceedings as well as merger and joint venture filings with the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM) and the European Commission. Furthermore, Joost consults and litigates extensively in cartel damages cases and on behalf of both contracting parties and contracting authorities in public procurement matters.
In addition, Joost has ample experience in assisting companies when reporting mergers, acquisitions and cooperation agreements to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) and the European Commission. Joost is also experienced in reporting state aid to the European Commission and assisting companies and public authorities in complaint proceedings about alleged state aid before the European Commission. Joost provides in-house compliance and dawn raid training courses on all these subjects. He assists clients in various sectors, such as agriculture, healthcare, travel, IT and transport & logistics.
Selected Directory Listings
Joost Fanoy is commended by clients who report that he “always goes the extra step for us, is very hands on and is somebody who can explain complicated issues.” Fanoy offers particular expertise for claimants in follow-on damages litigation, relating to both abuse of dominance and cartels. – Chambers Europe 2020
Joost Fanoy leads the practice and clients describe him as ‘very knowledgable‘ with a ‘sharp business mind‘. – Legal 500, 2
BarentsKrans’ competition and public procurement team is noted for its ‘efficiency and easy access to partners’ and its ‘strong and thorough knowledge of competition law’. It is headed by the ‘practical’ and ‘business-minded’ Joost Fanoy. – Legal 500, 2019
Clients appreciate that he is “very good at translating complex issues into simple terms,” and describe him as “very practical and always available.” – Chambers Europe 2019
Board member of the Dutch Association of Competition Law
Member of the Dutch Association for Public Procurement Law
Member of and national reporter for the American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
Member of the Antitrust Section of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
Contributor to European Competition law Review and Mededingingsrecht in Praktijk (competition law) and publishes regularly in Tijdschrift voor Europees en Economisch recht (European law), Markt & Mededinging (competition law), Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht (European law) and Tijdschrift Aanbestedingsrecht (public procurement law)
Lecturer at the Academy for Government Lawyers (Academie voor Overheidsjuristen) and the Legal Academy (Juridische Academie)