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European Commission: ‘Dutch plans to buy out pig farmers are in accordance with the EU rules on state aid’

Netherlands - October 23 2019 A Dutch government plan that provides for a voluntary buy-out regime of pig farms for the purpose of environmental protection may be implemented…

Gert-Wim van de Meent

Latest developments Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act

European Union - November 2 2020 The European Commission is in the process of tightening the screws on ‘big tech’. In our regular blog for Kluwer, Loyens & Loeff discusses where…

Marc Custers, Marc Wiggers

German Competition Authority Suffers Defeat In Landmark Facebook Case

Germany - August 29 2019 In a judgment dated 26 August 2019, a German court has suspended a landmark decision by the German competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt…

Joost Dibbits, Marc Wiggers

HealthBit: European Court supports Dutch internet pharmacy in battle against German fixed prices for pharmaceuticals

European Union, Germany - October 26 2016 In a judgment dated 19 October 2016 (case C-148/15; ECLI:EU: C:2016:776), the European Court of Justice has ruled that a German law imposing fixed…

Private equity firms can be held liable for cartel infringements by their portfolio companies

Netherlands - February 3 2017 In a judgment dated 26 January 2017, the Rotterdam District Court confirmed an…

Marc Custers, Marc Wiggers