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Mr. Dijkstra is a competition policy expert who is skilled in matters related to merger control and Article 101 investigations, and also specializes in a range of issues involving abuse of dominance, cartels, and market studies.

For more than 10 years, he has worked on high-profile merger cases under investigation by the European Commission (EC) and the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA); non-merger matters before the EC, CMA, and Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM); and damages assessments in cartel cases. Mr. Dijkstra’s work has involved coordinated, vertical, and unilateral effects analysis, and geographic market analysis. He has worked across a wide breadth of industries, including aviation, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, consumer products, and music.

In addition, Mr. Dijkstra has been published in industry publications including Competition Policy International’s Antitrust Chronicle, and academic journals including Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. Before joining Brattle, he gained more than a decade of experience working at an international economics consulting firm and as a competition economist at a large economic consultancy.

Publications
Article
Economic Principles and the Reform of the European Commission's Approach to Vertical Agreements
December 10, 2020
Gerhard Dijkstra, Vikram Kumar, and Peter Davis
Published in Competition Policy International (CPI) Antitrust Chronicle
Article
State Aid: COVID-19 Temporary Framework
June 18, 2020
Gerhard Dijkstra and Muhammad Ibrahim Quadri
Published in Competition Policy International
Article
Perceptions Regarding Strategic and Structural Entry Barriers
July 2010
Gerhard Dijkstra, Clemens H. M. Lutz, and Ron G. M. Kemp
Published in Small Business Economics
Article
Expert Judgement Versus Public Opinion – Evidence from the Eurovision Song Contest
February 2005
Gerhard Dijkstra, Marco Haan, and Peter Dijkstra
Published in Journal of Cultural Economics
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