Edzard Offers is legal director at Nike’s European headquarters in The Netherlands. Since joining in 2016, he has been leading Nike’s work on competition matters for the EMEA region and in providing strategic guidance to Nike’s Sales teams in the UK, Ireland, Israel and Greece.
Before joining Nike in 2016, Edzard was a lawyer for 13 years, including at Stibbe’s competition practice where he advised clients on cartels, merger control, dominance and state aid. In addition to competition law, Edzard also specializes in commercial contracting and with his combined expertise has set up a number of distribution systems, compliance programs, franchising and contracts for companies across different sectors.
Edzard is a member of ICLA (In-house Competition Lawyers’ Association) and the Vereniging voor Mededingingsrecht (the Dutch Competition Law Association).