René Smits

Professor Smits has practised law for over 30 years, first at the Netherlands Central Bank (DNB) and, then, at the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) and its successor the Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM). He has a broad command of legal issues, notably in the area of European Union law concerning the internal market, banking regulation, the euro and Economic and Monetary Union, and competition law. He is an authority on the European Central Bank (ECB).