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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 …

COVID-19: Consumer protection, competition law & State support in the Netherlands (update*)

The Dutch government, including the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), is committed to support the Dutch economy, its …

COVID-19: Competition law & State support in the Netherlands

The Dutch government, including the Dutch competition authority (ACM), is committed to support the Dutch economy, its businesses and citizens: …

ECJ opens the door for parties not directly affected by actions of a cartel to claim compensation for losses

In its judgement of 12 December 2019 (Case C-435/18), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that a party that …

Prohibition on geo-blocking and geo-discrimination in sight

Geo-blocking Regulation likely in force at the end of 2018 Two years ago, we already wrote in this blog that …

European Commission publishes preliminary report on sector inquiry into e-commerce

On 15 September 2016 the European Commission (the Commission) published its Preliminary Report on the e-commerce sector inquiry (the Preliminary …

European Commission publishes issues paper on geo-blocking practices in e-commerce

On 18 March 2016 the European Commission (the ‘Commission’) published an issues paper on geo-blocking practices in e-commerce, containing the …

Stek follow-on cartel damages update

In a recent landmark judgment, the District Court of Gelderland awarded (in Dutch only) a EUR 14.1 million (excluding interests) …

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For the first time in (civil) proceedings in the Netherlands, the Court of Appeal applied the considerations of the European Court of Justice in its preliminary ruling in Coty.