Jan Jeram

Associate, Brussels



Jan is an associate in the Competition team of the firm's Brussels office, where he focusses on the practice of EU law. He represents clients before the European Commission in merger control reviews and advises in cartel and abuse of dominance proceedings.

Jan has particular experience in in-depth merger reviews before the European Commission. He has overseen and managed merger notification processes in a number of jurisdictions, often simultaneously.

He has experience across a broad range of industries, including oil & gas, transport, IT, and medical devices.

Jan also regularly advises private equity houses on a broad range of antitrust questions related to acquisitions and divestments of portfolio companies.

Jan has conducted mock dawn raids for a major international company and regularly advises on questions of EU competition compliance. He also advises companies on EU regulatory law.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2012, Jan worked at the European Commission, where he gained experience with the regulation of the banking and broader financial sectors. He also worked at an international law firm in Paris, where he was involved in the field of international arbitration.

Jan has provided advice to Médecins Sans Frontieres, Child Rights International Network, Public International Policy Law & Policy Group, and other pro bono clients of the Firm. He has also provided input to the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) in preparing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court and has been involved in writing amicus briefs at the post-conviction stage of a death penalty case before the South Carolina courts.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of England and Wales
New York State Bar
Brussels Bar
New York University
University of Ljubljana


Working on an internal investigation to assess the lawfulness of a company's business behaviour and available legal strategies (document collection and review, interviews of relevant employees, legal and strategic analysis).

Representing a leading independent mail, parcels and logistics end-to-end network operator, before the CMA in a formal investigation into the previously-closed acquisition of Legal Post and First Post. The investigation concluded in a a Phase 1 clearance decision.

Advising a major energy company on questions of EU unbundling legislation and on EU merger rules in a Phase II case.

Assisting Zimmer in obtaining merger clearance from the European Commission for its $14 billion acquisition of Biomet, which was granted two months in advance of the formal deadline.

Representing Aegean Airlines in Aegean/Olympic II, which resulted in the European Commission clearing the deal in a Phase II proceeding. This was the first time that the Commission cleared a merger that had been previously prohibited.

Representing an interested third party in GE/Alstom, a Phase II proceeding before the European Commission.

Representing a subsidiary of a multinational cement and building materials producer, in cartel proceedings before the Albanian competition authority, which resulted in an acquittal.

Advising a coffee maker and coffee machine distributor on questions regarding distribution systems.


A Re-awakening of the Failing Firm Defense in the EU in the Aftermath of COVID-19?, Competition Policy International, April 2020 (co-author, with A. Komninos and I. Sarmas)

Vertical Restraints in an Online World, Focus on Competition 2019, pp.68-76

Vertical restraints in an online world: competition authorities gear up their enforcement approach in the digital economy, Competition Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, April 2019 (with J. MacLennan and M. Israel)

Merger Control in the United States, Merger Control Comparative Guide (3rd Edition), The Legal 500 and The In-House Lawyer, (with Anna Kertesz, Axel Schulz and Daniel J. Rosenthal)

Changing Mind in Changed Circumstances: Aegean/Olympic II and the Failing Firm Defence, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 5: 605–615, 2014, (co-author with A. Komninos)

Awards and Recognition

Legal 500 EMEA: Competition (EU and global - Belgium) - Recommended, 2021

Who's Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders, 2020, 2021