Competition rules are vigorously enforced in the Netherlands through civil damages claims. These are often based on infringement decisions by national and/or European competition authorities ("follow-on actions").
The Van Doorne Private Enforcement Team can represent you successfully in such competition damages cases. Since 2010, the Private Enforcement Team (including Sarah Beeston, Maurits Kalff, Wieke van Eekhout and Pieter de Jong Schouwenburg) have been actively involved in litigation brought by claim vehicles seeking damages for alleged breaches of the competition rules. Through its participation in some of the most ground breaking cartel damages cases in the EU, the Team has built up considerable experience in this growing area of practice.
There are constantly new developments in the area of private enforcement and we are happy to inform you on these developments on our website. Starting in October we shall regularly report on the implementation of the Damages Actions Directive due to be implemented by all Member States by 27 December 2016. What is Private Enforcement and what does our Team do? Visit our Private Enforcement page to find out more.