The European Antitrust Review 2011

Netherlands: Merger Control

As of 1998, Dutch merger review is carried out under the Dutch Competition Act (DCA) by the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa). In 2009, 90 concentrations were notified with the NMa, compared with 129 notifications in 2008. Of the 90 notifications made, the NMa decided that one concentration required a licence. Four licence applications were filed with the NMa, and two were granted.