Organisation: Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

Portugal has “pipeline” of no-poach cases, agency head says

The Portuguese Competition Authority’s first-ever no-poach case spurred a stream of employee tip-offs and company leniency requests that has led to further investigations in labour markets, Margarida Matos Rosa has said.

02 March 2023

Dutch politicians call for intervention against Ticketmaster

Several politicians have urged the Dutch government to bring in targeted legislation to open up competition in the ticket resale market after Ticketmaster charged allegedly excessive prices for a major music festival.

21 February 2023

ACM correctly dismissed abuse complaint against mental health federation, court rules

A Dutch tribunal has confirmed the national competition authority was right to dismiss an abuse of dominance complaint against a mental health association as the enforcer does not have jurisdiction to probe state-funded education.

15 February 2023

Dutch enforcer blocks major media tie-up

RTL has called off its proposed acquisition of Talpa Network after the Dutch antitrust authority rejected proposed remedies for failing to prevent anticipated price rises for television advertisers and distributors.

30 January 2023

Dutch enforcer probes drugmakers over excessive pricing and tying

The Dutch competition authority has launched a preliminary investigation to determine if three pharmaceutical companies are tying their services and charging excessive prices to both healthcare and insurance providers.

25 January 2023

Dutch enforcer tests remedies in high-profile media tie-up

Broadcasters RTL and Talpa Network have offered remedies to the Dutch antitrust authority after it warned their planned merger could increase prices and reduce quality and innovation.

12 January 2023

Biosimilar Competition: an Economist’s Perspective

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences - First Edition

The competition provided by biosimilars can offer substantial savings for health systems, but concerns remain regarding its effects on competitive dynamics and implications for businesses following recent antitrust investigations in Europe.

21 October 2022

Netherlands Q&A

Featured in Private Litigation Guide - Third Edition

A discussion of private litigation in the Netherlands, focusing on the commencement of private antitrust action, damages, costs and funding, class actions and more.

22 November 2021

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