“From Collusion to Competition” – 18th Issue

Nov 05, 2014

CPI Cartel Column edited by Rosa Abrantes-Metz (Global Economics Group/NYU Stern School of Business)

Welcome to the December issue of “From Collusion to Competiton,” dedicated to the Netherlands. I have the pleasure to have Jolling de Pree and Daan Beenders, partners at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V., reviewing recent developments in cartel damages proceedings in the Netherlands.

The article discusses how, at the same time that the European Commission is making progress on the cartel damages Directive, the Netherlands appears to have developed into an attractive jurisdiction for cartel damages proceedings. As such, Dutch courts have been seizing jurisdiction easily and legal costs are capped. Damages actions are currently pending in the Netherlands against cartels in regard of paraffin wax, sodium chlorate, elevators, airfreight, gas insulated switch gear and beer. The article provides an overview on selected cases on how Dutch courts have dealt with cartel damages claims so far.

I hope you enjoy this article!

Please feel free to send comments and suggestions for future topics at RAbrantes-Metz@globaleconomicsgroup.com.

Happy Holidays!
Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz

The Netherlands: Developments in Cartel Damages ProceedingsJolling de Pree and Daan Beenders (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.)

While the European Commission is making progress on the cartel damages Directive, the Netherlands appears to have developed into an attractive jurisdiction for c…

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