Prof. Dr Robin van der Hout, LL.M.

Expertise

  • State aid law
  • EU law
  • Competition law

Prof. Dr van der Hout advises companies, as well as the Federal Government of Germany, the federal states and local authorities, on specialised issues of EU law, in particular EU State aid law and EU internal market law. Key practice areas include legal representation before the EU courts, representation in proceedings of the European Commission and providing assistance in EU legislative procedures. Prof. Dr van der Hout advises in German, English, Dutch and French.

 

What others say

The team led by Dr Robin van der Hout is very experienced in the legal representation before the EU Courts, e.g. of the Federal Republic of Germany. [...] 'They are doing a great job', commend competitors." – JUVE Handbook 2015/16

 

Among the two most frequently recommended lawyers for European & international law – Kanzleimonitor 2016/2017 (law firm directory of the German federal association of in-house lawyers)

 

Recommended as a leading expert for competition and antitrust law in Belgium – Expert Guides 2016

 

Recent work

  • Several German commercial airports on questions of EU State aid law, including in main investigation procedures of the European Commission 
  • Financial service providers operating throughout Europe on questions of EU regulation, in particular regarding the Payment Services Directive
  • Importer in EU anti-dumping proceeding AD 585 fittings from, inter alia, PR China
  • Federal Republic of Germany, legal representation before the European Court of Justice in an infringement procedure under the TFEU (C-556/10) on railway liberalisation
  • European Commission, ongoing representation in legal proceedings before the General Court and the European Court of Justice, on, inter alia, document access and EU subsidy law

         

        Further qualifications and memberships

        • Honorary professor for European Business and Procedural Law at the Europa-Institut of Saarland University
        • European law seminars for public authorities as well as in-house training courses for companies
        • Member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
        • Editor of the journal Zeitschrift für Europäische Studien (ZEuS)
        • Lecturing and publishing activities in the field of EU law

             

            Publications (in German) 

             

            Events (in German)
             

            Curriculum vitae 

            • Studied law at the Saarland University, Germany, and the University of Exeter, UK, 1993 to 1999
            • Masters in “European Integration” (LL.M.) at the Europa-Institut des Saarlandes, Germany, 1999 to 2000
            • Hans-Werner-Osthoff Prize (Master’s thesis), 2002
            • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of the Saarland, Germany, 2000 to 2002
            • Research assistant at the Europa-Institut of Saarland University (Prof. Dr. Torsten Stein), Germany, 1999 to 2005
            • Visiting Lecturer at Exeter Law School, UK, 2004
            • PhD in European law and the law of international organisations, 2006
            • Lawyer in the Brussels law firm Kemmler Rapp Böhlke – EU Law Office, focus on competition law, international commercial law, general European law, European procedural law, 2005 to 2009
            • German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 2005 and Belgian advocaat since 2006, at Kapellmann since 2009