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Stek represents coalition of >30 large media companies in €2.1 billion ad tech claim against Google

Today, a coalition of >30 European media organisations from 17 countries has initiated a legal action against Google, seeking damages of EUR 2.1 billion. The claim pertains to Google’s anticompetitive behaviour in “ad tech”, the various technologies behind online advertising. The lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Amsterdam,…

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Jurisdictional Ruling against Google Confirms Sumal’s Liability Test: Setting a Precedent?

Stek’s Competition Litigation team heeft zojuist een blogpost gepubliceerd op Kluwer Competition waarin zij dieper ingaan op een recente uitspraak van de Rechtbank Amsterdam tegen Google. In deze uitspraak heeft de rechtbank zich bevoegd verklaard om zowel vorderingen tegen Google Nederland B.V. (gevestigd in Amsterdam) als tegen de Amerikaanse entiteiten…

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DMA FAQs – what you need to know about the new Digital Markets Act

Regulation 2022/1925, also known as the Digital Markets Act (DMA), has been a hot topic for discussion the past few years to say the least. Ever since the first consultation, practitioners, academics and public officials have been in an extensive debate about the DMA and its implications.

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Breaking down killer acquisitions: The rise of below-threshold merger scrutiny

Picture this: a small but innovative company has just developed a new technology that has the potential to disrupt the market. The company is on the verge of becoming a major player in the industry, but before it can take off, a larger competitor swoops in and acquires it. A…

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Stek brings damages action against Google on behalf of publishers

Stek will bring a damages action in the Netherlands (covering the EEA) on behalf of publishers that have suffered harm as a result of Google’s anti-competitive conduct in the market for digital advertisement. As established in 2021 by the French Competition Authority, Google abused its dominant position…

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Ruben Tros to become partner at Stek on 1 January 2018

We are proud to announce that Ruben Tros has been appointed partner in our corporate practice group. Having worked as an M&A lawyer for years, Ruben has extensive experience in advising mainly private equity investors and corporates on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and management participations. Clients see Ruben Tros as…