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Europe Guide 2022
Netherlands Competition/European Law
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Band 2

1 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Stek

We assist our clients in a full range of European and Dutch competition law and in sector-specific regulatory matters. We have ample expertise on cartels, leniency, compliance, merger control, public procurement and state aid. We have a market leading energy regulatory practice and ample experience in other regulated markets, such as agrifood, healthcare, aviation and water.

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Competition/European Law - Netherlands
2
Band 2
What the team is known for

Stek moves up in the rankings this year on the back of impressive activity in antitrust behavioural matters and merger clearance mandates. The law firm assists clients with obtaining phase II clearances, as well as with third party appeals against merger approvals. The team has notable experience in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, as well as representing clients in follow-on damages claims and ACM sector inquiries. Team members advise clients on state aid regulations and distribution matters. The firm's recent work has included advising on whether competitors can collaborate to improve sustainability in ways that would normally be prohibited by competition rules.

Work Highlights

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  • Advised Corendon on a phase II merger filing before the ACM and Belgian Competition Authority concerning the sale of its tour operating and airline activities to Triton.

Notable Practitioners

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Ruben Elkerbout
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Ruben Elkerbout
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Band 2

Ruben Elkerbout has a broad competition law practice, representing clients in abuse of dominance investigations and cartel follow-on damages claims, as well as advising on obtaining merger clearances and appealing against clearances. He also advises clients on their distribution strategies. An interviewee reports that he is "clever and quick."

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Ruben Elkerbout
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Ruben Elkerbout
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