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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 …

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 …

New guidance on Article 22 of the European Union’s merger regulation: the end of legal certainty in merger control?

The European Commission recently published new Guidance on merger control. The Commission invites Member States to refer certain concentrations that …

Amsterdam Court of Appeal: Coty not confined to luxury products

On 14 July 2020, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (the Court of Appeal) issued a judgment by which it confirmed …

FDI screening in The Netherlands: retroactive effect for legislation in the making

Despite rapid developments across the EU with respect to foreign direct investment (FDI) screening, the developments in this field were …

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CumEx fraud – time for Dutch civil actions?