Joost Fanoy

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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.

Selected Directory Listings

‘Fantastic’ and ‘very intelligent’ – Legal 500, 2018

Clients appreciate his “strong technical knowledge and commercial awareness,” adding that “he really understands the business, is very pragmatic and is always available if needed.”Chambers Europe, 2018

“The competition practice has a reputation for solid domestic and international cartel damages litigation work. Practice head Joost Fanoy works alongside partner Martijn van Maanen, who is lead counsel on a multitude of high-profile antitrust damage suits.” – Global Competition Review, 2018

Clients describe him as “a sharp litigator with a deep knowledge of public procurement matters,” adding: “He clearly has a lot of knowledge and makes complex matters easy to understand.” – Chambers Europe, 2017

At ‘excellent firm’ BarentsKrans, Joost Fanoy is ‘a very pragmatic and charismatic lawyer with a great sense for diplomacy’. – Legal 500, 2017

Clients say: “His advice is clear, to the point and it is obvious he has a lot of knowledge.” – Chambers Europe 2016

Joost Fanoy leads the team at BarentsKrans, which has a strong cartel damages practice and is noted for its ‘very good knowledge of key litigation issues’. Merger control and public procurement are also key features of the practice.” – Legal 500, 2016

Professional activities

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)

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