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Are the NMa's Chinese walls crumbling?
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Netherlands
  • January 4 2012

The Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) confirmed that high standards apply to the interdepartmental Chinese walls within the NMa, a peculiarity unknown within the European Commission


"Ownership" in the context of the Block Exemption on vertical agreements
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Netherlands
  • January 4 2012

The Supreme Court has clarified that the exception to the duration of a non-compete as laid down in the (old) Block Exemption for vertical agreements (the BE) should be interpreted according to national law


Dawn raids at mobile operators attract media and political attention
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • January 19 2012

On December 6 2011 the Competition Authority raided the premises of mobile operators KPN, Vodafone and T-Mobile on suspicions of collusion in regard to "mobile telecommunications offerings on the Dutch consumer market" and "the division of independent sales channels"


Listening in: Competition Authority uses telephone taps installed by other regulators
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Netherlands
  • January 19 2012

The Competition Authority recently fined three ship waste collection companies almost 3 million for cartel activities after it was passed information through telephone taps installed by another agency


Supervisory directors not personally liable
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Netherlands
  • October 31 2012

The Rotterdam District Court overturns the NMa's decision to impose fines on two supervisory board members


NMa can only fine supervisory directors in exceptional cases
  • Kennedy Van der Laan
  • Netherlands
  • October 30 2012

In 2010, the Dutch Competition Authority (“NMa”) first used its new authority to fine natural persons to whom violations of the Dutch Competition Act by the undertaking concerned can be attributed up to a maximum of EUR 450,000


Court prohibits fishing expedition
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Netherlands
  • October 31 2012

The Hague District Court has prohibited the NMa from embarking on a fishing expedition


Damages claims: no unlimited obligation to produce documents
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Netherlands
  • August 16 2012

The Arnhem District Court recently ruled on a request to order TenneT the electricity grid operator to make available certain documents relating to damages as a result of the gas insulated switchgear cartel


Judge in interim proceedings suspends request for information due to failure to state reasons on necessity of the information request
  • Stibbe
  • Netherlands
  • October 4 2012

In its interim judgment of 5 September 2012 (LJN: BX6988), the President of the Rotterdam District Court suspended the periodic penalty payments imposed by the Netherlands Authority of the Financial Markets ("AFM") on three investment companies


Rotterdam District Court reduces wegener fines for failure to comply with remedies and revokes fining decisions addressed to supervisory board members
  • Stibbe
  • Netherlands
  • October 4 2012

On 27 September 2012, the Rotterdam District Court substantially reduced fines imposed by the Dutch Competition Authority ("NMa") on the Dutch media company Wegener and three of its executives for failure to comply with merger remedies