Region: Netherlands

Disney/Eredivisie dodges Dutch telecommunications complaint

A Dutch telecommunications consortium has withdrawn a complaint against a joint venture between Disney and the Netherlands' top football division for renegotiating broadcasting rights without conducting a public tender, claiming it would take too long to challenge opposition from the country’s antitrust enforcer.

05 February 2024

Netherlands: How the New Screening Act is Increasing the Scope of Enforcement

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Third Edition

While the first Dutch cross-sector FDI screening regime has been crucial for enforcement, it is not without its challenges. Investors should be aware of the Dutch Investment Screening Bureau’s processes and the potential for unpredictable timelines to best assess how these could impact their transactions.

31 January 2024

Google Play Store conduct can face Dutch class action, court rules

Google must face claims under the Netherlands' new collective action regime that it abused its dominant position to charge excessive commissions on app payments.

22 January 2024


Featured in GCR 100 2024

15 December 2023

ACM closes pharma probes over lack of evidence

The Dutch competition authority has closed three preliminary investigations into pharmaceutical companies due to a lack of evidence the drug manufacturers breached antitrust law by tying their services and charging excessive prices to healthcare providers.

06 December 2023

Netherlands: economist perspective

Featured in Enforcer Hub

24 November 2023

Dutch court upholds ACM’s first-ever vertical restraint sanction

Samsung will appeal against a Dutch court’s decision to uphold the competition authority’s €39.9 million vertical restraint fine, as local lawyers say the ruling disregards established case law and the enforcer’s policy guidance.

14 November 2023

Dutch top court should reject music streaming royalty challenge, AG says

A collecting society's decision not to take enforcement action against businesses using streaming platforms such as Spotify to play music in commercial venues does not amount to an abuse of dominance, a Dutch court adviser has said.

13 November 2023

Geradin Partners expands to Amsterdam

Geradin Partners is launching a new office in Amsterdam after poaching Ruben Elkerbout and Mattijs Baneke from Stek to head the team.

08 November 2023

Dutch enforcer wants additional powers to address merger enforcement gaps

The Dutch antitrust watchdog is seeking new powers to review below-threshold mergers, less than three months after calling for a market investigation toolkit to address existing enforcement blindspots.

07 November 2023

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