Jacques Steenbergen


Jacques Steenbergen is since 2007 Director General in the Belgian Competition Authority. He teaches competition law at the KU Leuven since 1979. Before joining the competition authority, he was partner in the Brussels office of Allen & Overy, and legal secretary to the President of the Court of Justice. He is also editor in chief of the Dutch-Belgian European law review SEW.

He lectured or gave conferences and served as member of nomination committees or PhD examination committees in institutes and universities in Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. He publishes regularly on EU and competition law.

He obtained a PhD at the KU Leuven with on legal remedies and ailing industries (1978). He holds a masters degree in law from the KU Leuven (1972), and bachelor degrees or equivalent certificates in law, philosophy and economics from the University of Antwerp (1969).