On 6 February 2013, the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (College van Beroep voor het Bedrijfsleven) (“the Tribunal”) rendered a judgment in the dispute between Euromax Terminal C.V. and Stedin (AWB 11/457). In 2000, the parties embarked on discussions regarding a connection to Stedin’s grid for a container terminal at the Maasvlakte, Rotterdam. Euromax ultimately ordered the installation of a connection to the Maasvlakte transformer station. Before this connection could be installed at this station, an extra transformer had to be installed in the station, for which installation Stedin charged Euromax a fee. Euromax filed a complaint with the Dutch Competition Authority asserting that Stedin had wrongfully charged Euromax a fee for the expansion of this station because the expansion involved investments in the grid (or deep connection costs). Article 27(2)(e) of the Electricity Act 1998 provides that adjustments to the grid that relate to the making of a connection are to be borne by the grid manager. The Tribunal confirmed that the investments in the grid (or deep connection costs) had to be borne by the grid manager, also for connections of over 10 MVA. This means that the highest legal authority ruled in Euromax’s favour: Stedin is not permitted to charge Euromax for the costs of expanding the Maasvlakte station. NautaDutilh represented Euromax in this case.