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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 …

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 …

Foreign direct investment screening in the Netherlands – FAQ

Much like in other EU Member States, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) screening has become a hot topic in the Netherlands. …

ACM enforcement of consumer protection laws - developments and trends

The Netherlands has many laws and regulations to protect consumers in the area of sale, supply and promotion of products …

Apple gets rejected: Dutch competition authority demands unreasonable terms for dating apps to be amended

On 24 August 2021, the Dutch competition authority (ACM) imposed an order subject to a penalty on Apple Inc. and …

Dividend fraud – time for Dutch civil actions?

Dividend fraud has been in the news a lot recently. Research by the Dutch research platform Follow the Money in …

The Yukos case drags on – the Dutch Supreme Court sets aside the judgments of the Court of Appeal of The Hague and refers the case to the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam

Last week the Supreme Court set aside the judgments of the Court of Appeal of The Hague. Both the Russian …

Fine for Samsung: enforcement of vertical agreements is back at ACM’s agenda

On 29 September 2021, the Dutch competition authority (Autoriteit Consument & Markt) (ACM) published the news that it had imposed …

New draft VBER and Guidelines: the most important points at first glance

Introduction On 9 July 2021, the European Commission (Commission) published the long-awaited drafts of the new Guidelines on Vertical Restraints …

Foreign direct investment screening in the Netherlands - FAQ

Much like in other EU Member States, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) screening has become a hot topic in the Netherlands. …

Amsterdam District Court renders an important judgment in the truck cartel proceedings

On 12 May 2021, the Amsterdam District Court (the Court) rendered an important judgment in the follow-on damages proceedings initiated …

The Dutch scheme and ipso facto clauses: aspects for lenders to consider

Introduction On January 1, 2021 the Dutch Act on Court Sanctioning Of Private Composition To Avoid Bankruptcy (Wet homologatie onderhands …

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CumEx fraud – time for Dutch civil actions?