Alain Georges Van Hamme is a seasoned former EU official focussing on EU competition and trade law issues, European public service law and general public policy matters.
Before joining Alber & Geiger he was a civil servant at the European Court of Justice and at the European Commission’s Secretariat General, working closely with Commissioner Declercq and Presidents Delors and Santer. Alain also worked at the European Commission’s Representation Office in The Hague. He also was legal adviser for the hearing officers in Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission. Before his EU career Alain worked as an associate attorney with the Brussels office of Baker & McKenzie.
Alain was one of the pioneers of Trans European public service cooperation (Twinning) both in the context of enlargement and neighbourhood, setting up the first structured network of public administrations.
He holds law degrees from Ghent State University, from the College of Europe and from the Pritzker School of law– Northwestern University in Chicago.