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Welcome to the Netherlands

The role of the Netherlands in the wider European context creates an environment where economic analysis is important. Not only are many multinationals based here, the Netherlands also offers a favourable climate for follow-on damages claims.

With a senior team on the ground in Amsterdam, we’re ready to work with you on any economics and finance issue relating to regulation, competition, or litigation.

Our Amsterdam team works with colleagues from across Oxera’s network of European offices to help our clients make better decisions. Whether it’s in competition, litigation or regulation, Dutch businesses, law firms and regulators find Oxera’s economics and finance insights key to their cases.

Local Insights

Depiction of Crisis cartels: a COVID-19 side effect?
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Crisis cartels: a COVID-19 side effect?

Over the years, crises have had a global impact on consumers and companies. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception, with a number of companies being forced to close their doors for a prolonged period. National governments and competition authorities have shown increased willingness to allow companies to collaborate in order to combat the crisis. But what does economic theory suggest about the current COVID-19 crisis and its effect on the number of active cartels? Read More

Depiction of To provide or not to provide access? The Dutch broadband joint SMP case
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To provide or not to provide access? The Dutch broadband joint SMP case

On 17 March 2020, the Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (CBb) published its long-awaited verdict on the appeal against the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) 2018 finding of joint dominance in the Dutch retail broadband market. Why did the CBb rule in favour of the appellants, and what are the implications of this finding for the regulation of wholesale broadband access in the telecoms sector? Read More

Depiction of COVID-19: a ‘material adverse change’ for merger remedies?
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COVID-19: a ‘material adverse change’ for merger remedies?

Instead of blocking a merger, competition authorities across Europe and beyond may ask for commitments to address competition concerns with the concentration. In these cases, writes Oxera Partner Maurice de Valois Turk, the merger approval is conditional on the (implementation of) the commitments, and thus one could argue that the commitments (together with the approval) form a contract between the authority and the notifying firms. Read More

Depiction of Consumer protection in the online economy
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Consumer protection in the online economy

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (Autoriteit Consument en Markt, ACM) has recently published guidelines for online firms and other interested parties, indicating its view on which online business practices are allowed within the boundaries of consumer protection laws— and which are not. Annemieke Tuinstra, Senior Economist in ACM’s Chief Economist Team, discusses the economic and psychological concepts behind the guidelines Read More

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