Stek successful for cigar manufacturers against VWA

Stek has successfully represented the cigar manufacturers Agio, Hajenius and Ritmeester in three independent cases against fines imposed by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (VWA). By judgment of 3 July 2008 the district court of Rotterdam finds the appeals brought by the cigar manufacturers well-founded and reduced the fines imposed by the VWA for infringing the Tobacco Act of € 45.000 to € 9.500 and € 10.000 respectively. Please click here for the jugdment in Agio, here for the judgment in Hajenius and here for the judgment in Ritmeester.