Wouter is a Senior Associate at CEG Europe and is based in The Hague office. He has a background in microeconomics and industrial organization and applies his economic and econometric expertise in the context of several competition and litigation matters.
Prior to joining CEG, Wouter worked at the Dutch competition authority and market regulator ACM as an economist for more than two years. He has experience in railway and telecom regulation and contributed to projects related to cost allocation, market-can-bear tests and market monitoring. He also contributed to the market monitor of the Independent Regulators Group Rail and the European Commission.
Wouter holds a Master in Economics and Business, specializing in Industrial Dynamics and Strategy, and a Bachelor in Economics and Business Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is fluent in Dutch and English, and additionally, a foundational grasp of Russian.
Wouter has recently been involved in a landmark project in the UK on behalf of Sainsbury’s in their proceedings against Mastercard, in which he reviewed the documents submitted to the court proceedings from disclosure and assisted in developing the framework for potential pass-on and countervailing benefits of the infringement. He had also contributed to the damage calculation in a UNICTRAL arbitration in the energy sector between OZE vs Republic of Poland.
Currently, Wouter is involved in several follow-on cartel damage claims on behalf of claimants, such as the European truck cartel in the UK and the Netherlands.