Derenne Jacques

Jacques Derenne heads the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice in Hogan Lovells’ Brussels office. He also leads their State aid practice. Since 1988, he has advised on all areas of competition law (cartels, abuse of dominance, mergers and State aid) and EU law (particularly in regulated industries). He often appears in cases before the European Commission and EU Courts, national courts and competition authorities, and regulatory bodies. He publishes widely on EU constitutional, competition and regulatory issues. He co-authors the State aid quarterly in Concurrences since 2004, has published the State Aid Thesaurus in e-Competitions ( and has co-edited a book on the Enforcement of EU State aid law at national level – 2010 – Reports from the 27 Member States (Lexxion, October 2010). This book is based on the 2009 update of the 2006 Commission study on Enforcement of State aid law at national level, which he both directed and co-authored. In 2013, he co-edited Competition Law in times of Economic Crisis In Need of Adjustment?, GCLC Annual Conference Series n° 4, Bruylant, 2013, pp. 700 (coordinating and chairing the chapter on State aid in the financial crisis). He is a founding member of the Global Competition Law Centre (College of Europe, Scientific Council and Executive Committee). He studied in Liège and at the College of Europe and is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars. He teaches competition law (State aid aspects) at the University of Liège (LL.M on Competition Law and IP) and at the Brussels School of Competition.