Ben Van Rompuy

Van Rompuy
Senior Researcher

AAI International Advisor. Ben Van Rompuy is a senior researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut (The Hague) and Professor of Competition policy and media regulation at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) (part-time). At the VUB, he is affiliated to iMinds-SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication) and the Institute for European Studies. His research focuses primarily on the application of EU (competition) law in the sports and media sectors. He has published widely on a broad range of topics relation to competition / antitrust law, media law, and sports law, and regularly acts as a legal expert for media companies, sports governing bodies, and public authorities. His major work is “Economic Efficiency : The Sole Concern of Modern Antitrust Policy ? Non-efficiency considerations under Article 101 TFEU” (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2012).
Van Rompuy has combined his academic work with education and consultancy activities in different geographical locations. From 2006 to 2010, he worked as a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for European Studies of the VUB. He held visiting positions at Georgetown University Law Center (Fellow of the Institute of International Economic Law) and New York University. He also served as a consultant in international antitrust for the US Federal Trade Commission.