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  1. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    Cigarette manufacturers fined € 82 million for Hub-and-Spoke cartel in the Netherlands

    On 27 May 2020, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets ("ACM") imposed a fine of € 82 million on four cigarette manufacturers for indirect information exchanges in violation of Article 101 Treaty on the ...

  2. Legal news
    18 January 2021
    The Netherlands: Main developments competition law and policy 2020

    As part of the series of posts on the main 2020 developments in key jurisdictions by many authors of the Kluwer Competition Law Blog, we provide you with an overview of developments in the Netherlands. In sum, we saw ...

  3. Legal news
    10 October 2019
    Franchising in the Netherlands; legislation up ahead

    At present, no franchising-specific laws exist in the Netherlands. However, draft legislation is upcoming and expected to be presented to Parliament this quarter. We outline the current draft proposal and points to be ...

  4. Legal news
    28 June 2019
    Half a year Netherlands Commercial Court: an update

    On 1 January 2019, the Netherlands Commercial Court ("NCC") was launched and ready to hear cases regarding international commercial disputes in the English language

  5. Legal news
    07 October 2019
    Dutch competition authority ACM publishes a sector report on the impact of biosimilars on competition between TNF-alfa inhibitors

    The Dutch competition authority, ACM, initiated a market study in 2018 into the effect of the introduction of biosimilars on the competition between TNF alfa inhibitors. TNF-alfa inhibitors are biological medicines that ...

  6. Legal news
    03 April 2019
    Dutch regulator publishes guidelines for the calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR

    On 14 March 2019, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens – 'AP') published new Guidelines on Administrative Fines 2019 (Boetebeleidsregels Autoriteit Persoongegevens 2019 – 'Guidelines').

  7. Legal news
    03 April 2019
    Dutch government tabled law to implement amended Shareholders' Directive

    As far as the European Commission is concerned, there is insufficient shareholder involvement and a lack of adequate transparency when it comes to listed companies; this is one of the reasons it adopted the new ...

  8. Legal news
    06 December 2018
    Setting up a business in the Netherlands

    Investing in or through the Netherlands is attractive for a number of reasons: (1) flexible company law; (2) the Dutch tax system has a number of features that may be very beneficial in international tax optimization; ...