Jolling de Pree graduated cum laude in civil law and tax law from Groningen University. In 1992, he joined De Brauw and started to work in the field of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Since 1997, he has specialised in competition law. In 2001, he became a partner in the competition and regulation practice of De Brauw.
Mr de Pree advises major Dutch and international companies on their domestic and international competition issues. He has wide experience in conducting internal investigations, coordinating the defence in international cartel cases and handling multijurisdictional filings. He is also a litigator regularly appearing before the European Court of Justice and national courts. He acts for defendants and corporate clients in civil cartel damage cases.
Through his involvement in international cartel investigations and cross-border M&A transactions, he has established a network of contacts with experts working for first tier law firms in all major jurisdictions outside the Netherlands.
Mr de Pree is chair of the Dutch Competition Law Association and has been appointed as a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network. He lectures on EU and Dutch competition law at the Dutch Company Lawyers Association and is editor-in-chief of the treatise on competition law, Tekst en Commentaar Mededingingswet. He is also a member of the Dutch Bar Association’s advisory committee on competition law.