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Silence is golden: ex-employees do not have to snitch on former employers

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • -
  • Netherlands
  • -
  • May 9 2013

The Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal has resolved a long-running dispute on the scope of a company's right to remain silent

Court stays proceedings in order to await ACM report

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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  • Netherlands
  • -
  • January 9 2014

To prevent antitrust skeletons from coming out of the closet after an acquisition, it is advisable not only to perform due diligence, but also to keep an eye on the duration of the liability provisions in the purchase agreement

Hardcore restrictions still require an "appreciability check"

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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  • Netherlands
  • -
  • January 4 2012

In line with settled EU case law, the Supreme Court ruled that the Leeuwarden Court of Appeal (Court) was right to qualify the termination of a distribution contract by bicycle supplier Batavus under pressure of one of its largest customers as a concerted practice having an anti-competitive object of which there is no need to consider its actual effects

Judgment in GSK's Spanish dual pricing case

  • NautaDutilh
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  • European Union, Netherlands
  • -
  • October 7 2009

In March 1998, GSK notified its Spanish dual pricing arrangements to the European Commission in order to obtain a declaration that these arrangements were not caught by the prohibition of anticompetitive agreements laid down in Article 81(1) EC or, failing that, an exemption in light of the efficiency gains obtained by countering parallel trade in pharmaceutical products

Parental liability

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • -
  • October 11 2011

On 15 September 2011, the General Court annulled a fine of 31.66 million imposed by the European Commission on Koninklijke Grolsch NV (“Grolsch”) for its alleged participation in a cartel between Dutch beer producers (case T-23407 Koninklijke Grolsch NV v European Commission

Amicus curiae: European Commission as willy-nilly best friend?

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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  • European Union, Netherlands
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  • June 30 2009

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the European Commission can intervene as amicus curiae in the appeal against the ruling by the District Court of Haarlem on the tax deductibility of fines imposed by the European Commission for cartel infringements

Dutch Supreme Court: far-reaching protection for official dealers

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • -
  • Netherlands
  • -
  • January 14 2010

The Dutch Supreme Court, on last Friday, 8 January 2010, rendered an interesting and very favourable decision for companies using a system of selective distribution

Rotterdam District Court annuls the fine imposed on a waste collecting cartel over misuse of wiretaps

  • Stibbe
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  • Netherlands
  • -
  • August 1 2013

On 11 July 2013 the Rotterdam District Court annulled a fine that was imposed by the ACM (at the time, known as the NMa) on companies for

Draft NMa guidelines on digital and analogue investigations published

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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  • Netherlands
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  • February 16 2010

The NMa published the consultation paper "NMa Procedure relating to analogue and digital investigations" on 8 January 2010

Dutch competition law: ex-employees have the right to remain silent when interviewed by the NMa

  • NautaDutilh
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  • Netherlands
  • -
  • December 24 2012

On 21 December 2012, the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven, "CBb"), the highest court for competition cases