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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Pon/NS: applying behavioural remedies to digital platforms in the context of a merger

    On 20 May 2020 the Dutch competition authority (“ACM”) conditionally cleared a new joint venture between transport company Pon Netherlands B.V. (“Pon”) and Dutch rail operator NS Groep N.V. (“NS”) creating a Mobility as ...

  3. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    Dutch competition authority signals bottlenecks in access for MaaS providers to public transportation services

    On 8 March 2021, the Authority for Consumers & Markets (‘ACM’) published its market study into the access for Mobility as a Service (‘MaaS’) providers to public transportation services in the Netherlands. A MaaS ...

  4. Legal news
    15 February 2021
    Revised guidelines of Dutch competition authority confirm more leeway for environmental sustainability initiatives

    On 26 January 2021 the Dutch competition authority (ACM) published its revised draft sustainability guidelines (revised draft guidelines) which set out its approach to assessing the compatibility of sustainability ...

  5. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    Dutch competition authority focuses supervision on algorithmic applications

    On 10 December 2020, the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets ("ACM") published its position paper on the supervision of algorithmic applications (Position Paper on Supervision of Algorithms). On the same day ACM ...

  6. Legal news
    14 July 2021
    The European Commission publishes draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and Vertical Guidelines

    On 9 July 2021, the European Commission published its long-awaited drafts of the updated Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and the accompanying Guidelines. The drafts are the result of an in-depth evaluation ...

  7. Legal news
    16 November 2021
    Dutch regulator continues its battle against misleading sustainability claims

    The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Market (ACM) has recently announced that it will further investigate six companies in the clothing sector because of possible misleading practices concerning sustainability ...

  8. Legal news
    24 March 2020
    Opinion of the Advocate General of the Court of Justice on net neutrality and zero-rating

    An opinion of Advocate General ("AG") Sánchez-Bordona of the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") on net neutrality and zero-rating was published on 4 March 2020. The opinion is available in several languages, ...

  9. Legal news
    13 October 2021
    Dutch ACM fines Samsung almost €40 million for resale price maintenance

    The Dutch competition authority ACM fined Samsung Electronics Benelux B.V. (“Samsung”) € 39,875,500 for coordinating the retail prices of Samsung television sets together with various retailers. The alleged coordination ...