Adriaan Craita specialises in Dutch and EU competition law. In addition, he advises on foreign direct investment (FDI) regimes. Within the competition practice, Adriaan has considerable experience in merger control. He advises and assists companies in obtaining approval for a merger or acquisition from the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM), as well as from authorities that enforce investment regimes. Adriaan also coordinates such parallel notifications to authorities worldwide.
In addition to merger control, Adriaan focuses on cartel investigations and stand-alone competition proceedings. He advises on the admissibility of distribution practices, joint ventures and abuse of dominance cases.
Furthermore Adriaan's particular interest lies in the (regulatory) developments in the digital- and financial markets and in the field of competition and sustainability.
Adriaan completed the LLM European Law at Leiden University in 2017. He wrote his thesis on whether passive investment strategies (in the form of Exchange Traded Funds) should be regulated under European competition law. In 2018 Adriaan joined Houthoff’s competition team in Amsterdam and also spent time at the Brussels office. During his Houthoff years he also worked within the real estate team, which gave him experience and insight into the commercial aspects of deal making.
In 2020 Adriaan completed the Law Firm School in addition to the Vocational Training for Advocates of the Dutch Bar. In 2023 he passed the Postgraduate Programme EU Competition Law at King's College London with merit. Adriaan joined Maverick Advocaten in 2021 and is a member of the Dutch Competition Law Association.