Dirk Vandermeersch’s practice focuses on EU and Belgian competition law, including merger control, as well as media law.

In addition, Dirk has extensive experience in matters relating to EU regulatory law, including product regulation and personal data protection. He lectures and has published on EU, competition, media, and environmental law. Dirk has authored a book on Belgian competition law. He is distinguished as a leading Competition/Antitrust lawyer by Chambers and Partners Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers. In 2022, the Belgian Competition Authority honored Dirk with its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the development of Belgian competition law.

Dirk joined the firm in 1979 and was a partner from 1989 to 2011. In 1979, he was resident in the firm’s New York office, and, from 1982 to 1983, he served as legal advisor to the Minister of Economic Affairs of Belgium. From 1999 to 2021, Dirk was a visiting professor at Ghent University Law School teaching several courses, including a course on Belgian competition law.