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Stek welcomes new colleagues

We are delighted to announce that Charlotte Groenhout, Gerard de Jongh and Koen Friedericy joined Stek. Charlotte is an associate in our Corporate group. She advises private equity firms, corporates and financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and other corporate law issues. Prior to…

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Stek nominated ‘Best Dutch M&A Law Boutique’ for eighth year in a row

Stek has for the eighth year in a row been nominated ‘Best Dutch M&A Law Boutique’ at the M&A Awards 2022 organized by Alex van Groningen B.V. (an award we won in 2018). We are again grateful to our clients and peers for this nomination. In addition, we advised…

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Combatting high energy prices in the Netherlands

The war in Ukraine has created a unique situation in the international energy market. To combat rising energy prices, the Dutch government plans to implement a temporary and generic price cap for electricity and gas for small consumers as of 1 January 2023. In short, the energy price cap entails…

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The consequences of the (interlocutory) Porthos ruling for new and ongoing construction projects/activities in the Netherlands

Background nitrogen deposition issue  Nitrogen deposition has been a significant issue in the Netherlands for a while. Many nature conservation areas are considered in such bad shape (the so-called critical deposition levels are (almost) reached), that additional nitrogen deposition by projects/activities is often not permitted without taking additional measures. The…

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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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Claim vehicles, come to the Netherlands?!

On 27 July 2022, the District Court of Amsterdam (the Court) rendered another interesting (interim) judgment in the follow-on damages proceedings related to the so-called ‘trucks cartel’. These proceedings were initiated by several parties seeking compensation for damages against various truck manufacturers. After the…

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Summer update SDE++ subsidy scheme: 2022 and beyond

In the Netherlands, producers of renewable energy or carbon-reducing technologies can apply for a subsidy on the basis of the Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production and Climate Transition subsidy scheme. This subsidy scheme is a crucial instrument to achieve the Dutch government’s climate goals. In this ILO…

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EU General Court approves new European Commission policy on below-threshold merger notifications

On 26 March 2021, the European Commission (Commission) published new Guidance on the application of the referral mechanism set out in Article 22 of the Merger Regulation to certain categories of cases (the Guidance), see also our previous blog. Through the new Guidance, the Commission encourages Member States…

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Foreign subsidies regulation: the next new tool in the European Commission’s toolbox?

In May 2021, the European Commission (the Commission) published a proposal for a Regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the EU’s internal market. According to the Commission, foreign subsidies seem to have facilitated the acquisition of EU undertakings, influenced investment decisions, distorted trade in services or otherwise influenced the behaviour…