April / May 2001

Netherlands: First court ruling on Competition Authority's merger decisions

01 April 2001

An appeal against the Competition Authority’s decision in the Wegener/ VNU newspaper merger has led to an interesting judgment by the competent Court. It is the first case in which the Court has clarified its approach to the Competition Authority’s merger decisions. The decision deals with several important aspects of the Authority’s decision-making and the judicial protection the Court can provide.