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Europe Guide 2022
Netherlands Competition/European Law
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Competition/European Law - Netherlands
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What the team is known for

Dutch law firm Pels Rijcken often defends clients in cartel follow-on damages cases. The firm is well known for representing public sector clients but also acts for private companies. The team advises on both merger clearance and merger prohibitions. It additionally assists clients with state aid matters.

Work Highlights

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  • Defended Scandinavian Airlines in damages claims following the EC's decision in the air cargo cartel investigation.

Notable Practitioners

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Erik Pijnacker Hordijk
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A leading lawyer in the market, Erik Pijnacker Hordijk boasts a broad competition law practice, advising clients on obtaining merger clearance, state aid issues and follow-on damages claims. He is particularly sought after by public sector clients. One client describes him as being "very practically minded and effective in dealing with complex files," while another adds that he has "a lot of 'court charisma' that adds value to our legal arguments."

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Erik Pijnacker Hordijk
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