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Yaël Rager


Yaël Rager’s practice focuses on EU and Belgian competition law, covering restrictive practices, antitrust litigation, state aid, and merger control. 

Yaël also has experience in white collar crimes involving the European Anti-Fraud Office and general EU and Belgian commercial law matters.

Yaël is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office and a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Group. Prior to joining Crowell, she was a trainee at a leading company in antitrust damage recovery. Yaël subsequently worked in the EU competition and regulatory practice of a renowned Benelux independent law firm, where she advised national and international companies on various competition-related matters before the Belgian Competition Authority and the European Commission.


  • Maastricht University, LL.B. (2017)
  • Tilburg University, LL.M. international business law (2018) cum laude
  • Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Master's in Belgian law (2019)
  • King's College London, LL.M. competition law (2020) cum laude


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, Brussels Bar Association of Trainees (Carrefour des Stagiaires)

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Antitrust and Competition (Brussels)

Litigation & Trial

Regulatory (Brussels)

Corporate and Commercial (Brussels)

Environment and Natural Resources

Pharmaceutical and Biologics Litigation

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"Digital Markets Act: EU Institutions Agree on New Rules to Curb the Power Of “Big Tech” Platforms," Antitrust Law Alert (May 17, 2022). Contacts: Thomas De Meese, Karl Stas, Yaël Rager
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"Whistleblowing – A Guide to Compliance: Part 6," Labor & Employment Law Alert - Europe (December 17, 2021). Contacts: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jules Stuyck, Yaël Rager
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"EU Commission Publishes Draft New Rules for Distribution Agreements: What’s to Come for Distribution Relationships in the Digital Age?," Antitrust Law Alert (August 24, 2021). Contacts: Thomas De Meese, Marieke Van Nieuwenborgh, Yaël Rager
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