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Ben Van Rompuy

Assistant Professor

Dr. B. Van Rompuy
+31 71 527 1344

Ben Van Rompuy is Assistant Professor of EU Competition Law and the academic coordinator of the European Law LLM programme at the Europa Institute of Leiden Law School.

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Dr. Ben Van Rompuy is Assistant Professor of EU Competition Law at the Europa Institute of Leiden Law School.

His main research interests lie in the fields of European and comparative competition law (antitrust and State aid) and EU internal market law. Van Rompuy has particular expertise in the application of European (competition) law in the media and sports sectors. He has published widely in these areas and regularly acts as an advisor and expert witness for media companies, sports associations, athletes, and public authorities.

Van Rompuy is the academic coordinator of the LLM programme European law. He lectures EU Competition Law in this programme as well as in the bachelor’s programme Rechtsgeleerdheid (Law) and the Advanced LLM programme European and International Business Law.

He is managing editor of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe), editor-in-chief of the Asser International Sports Law book series (Springer), and (founding) editorial board member of Voetbal- en Sportjuridische Zaken (Boom) and the International Sports Law Journal (Springer). He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute.

Before joining the Europa Institute, Van Rompuy was a senior researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague (2012-2016) and a Visiting Professor of competition policy and media regulation at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He started his postdoctoral career at the Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for International Economic Law (2011). During this time, he also served as a consultant in international antitrust for the US Federal Trade Commission. He previously was a visiting researcher at New York University (2009).

Van Rompuy holds a doctoral degree in law (2011) and masters' degrees in international and European Law and in communication sciences from the VUB. His Ph.D. thesis, published as “Economic Efficiency: The Sole Concern of Modern Antitrust Policy? Non-efficiency Considerations under Article 101 TFEU" (Kluwer Law International 2012), examined the role of public interest considerations (beyond competition policy) in EU antitrust enforcement.


Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Europees Recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C1.23



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