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Michel Jacobs

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E m.jacobs@ploum.nl

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Michel Jacobs

Attorney at law, partner

In 1992, Michel (1966) completed his studies at Leiden University (International Law) and Universität Osnabrück, Germany (European Law). He has been working as a lawyer since 1994 and joined Ploum in 1999. In 2004, Michel became partner In 2001/2002, he completed the study programme in Dutch and European Competition Law at the Grotius Academie and in 2010 the Postgraduate Masters in EU Competition Law at King’s College in London. From 2009 until 2014 he was a member of the board of Ploum.

Michel works in a commercial advisory and litigation practice. He heads the competition law practice group and is a member of the team Care of Ploum.

In addition to advice and litigation work in the field of contract law, an important part of his practice is thus comprised of general and sector-specific competition law (both Dutch and European). Michel is involved in notifying the Dutch and/or European competition authorities of concentrations (mergers, takeovers or joint ventures) on behalf of a large number of companies. In addition, he advises companies and natural persons in the field of cartel law and assists companies subject to investigations by the Dutch or European cartel offices. Michel also counsels and litigates in cases regarding private antitrust enforcement by way of damage actions. He delivers compliance training courses, in which clients learn about competition rules, and he is a teacher for Erasmus University Rotterdam.

As per 1 June 2015 Michel Jacobs has been appointed as member of the supervisory board of the Dutch organization I+Solutions. This organization specializes in pharmaceutical supply chain management for developing countries. Its services comprise of procurement services for essential medicines against malaria, HIV and tuberculosis and training and consultancy services in supply chain management in order to make health systems in developing countries more resilient.


  • Nederlandse vereniging voor Commissarissen en Directeuren (NCD) (Dutch association for commissioners and managing directors)
  • Vereniging voor Mededingingsrecht (Dutch competition law association)

Additional jobs

  • Visiting lecturer at the Institute of Health Policy & Management (iBMG) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) in competition law.
  • Member of the supervisory board of the Dutch organisation I+solutions.