Arnout Koeman is a senior associate in NautaDutilh's Competition and EU law group. His clients are active in a wide range of sectors, such as financial services, energy, healthcare and telecom.
Arnout has experience with advising on merger control filings with the Authority for Consumers & Markets, the Dutch Healthcare Authority and the European Commission. He also specializes in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regulations. Recent cases include: the joint venture between the oil and gas operations of Dyas (a subsidiary of SHV) and Oranje Nassau Energie, the joint venture in the area of equity brokerage services between ABN AMRO and ODDO BHF and the acquisition of Applikon Biotechnology B.V. by Getinge.
In addition, Arnout has advised clients in cartel cases (including cartel damages cases), abuse of dominance cases and state aid cases. He also coordinates and conducts internal investigations. Finally, Arnout has a special interest in sustainability and competition law on which he regularly publishes. Recent examples of his experience are: representing Lufthansa and Swiss Air before Dutch courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union in cartel damages cases, advising a large municipality regarding state aid proceedings with the European Commission and advising a multinational in his preparation of a restructuring and future divestment.
The Legal 500 (2021) quotes clients saying: ‘Within this area I have only worked with Arnout Koeman. I was pleased with the quality of his advice, the speed of response and the practical approach adopted in order to fit clients’ needs.’
Arnout graduated from the University of Utrecht in 2011. He also spent six months at the University of Toulouse (UT1) with the Erasmus exchange program. Before joining NautaDutilh in 2015, he worked for De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in Amsterdam.
Arnout is a member of the Dutch association of competition law ("Vereniging voor Mededingingsrecht"), the Dutch organisation of jurists ("Nederlandse Juristen-Vereniging"), the Dutch association of European Law ("Nederlandse Vereniging voor Europees Recht") and the International Association of Young Lawyers ("AIJA").