Robbert Snelders is a partner in the Brussels office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Mr Snelders focuses his practice on EU competition law. He has extensive experience in EU and worldwide merger control proceedings, EU and international cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, litigation before national courts and the European courts in Luxembourg and arbitration proceedings. He is distinguished by Chambers Global as an antitrust practitioner in Belgium and by Chambers Europe as a European antitrust lawyer. A graduate from Universiteit Leiden (the Netherlands, 1990, highest honours), the College of Europe (1991, DAELS) and Harvard Law School (1992), Mr Snelders is a member of the Bars in Brussels and New York. His native language is Dutch, and he is fluent in English and in French.