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Maverick Advocaten

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Managing Partners: Diederik Schrijvershof, Martijn van de Hel
Number of partners: 2
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Languages: Dutch, English, German

Firm Overview:
Maverick Advocaten is the independent and leading competition law firm in the Netherlands. The team has vast experience at the top of the Dutch legal profession. The lawyers provide advice on Dutch and EU competition law, including cartels, abuse of dominance, (second phase) merger control, public procurement and cartel damage claims. They also frequently advise clients on economic regulation, consumer law and EU law (including state aid and unfair competition). The team regularly represents clients in proceedings before the Dutch and EU courts, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets, the European Commission and the Dutch Healthcare Authority. Maverick Advocaten represents clients in a wide variety of sectors, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agri and food, FMCG, energy, transport, retail, fintech, media and communications.

Recent Work:
■Assisting several market parties in the Google and Facebook-investigations of the European Commission
■Representing eight forensic healthcare providers in a preliminary relief procedure against the Dutch Ministry of Justice
■Representation of British Airways in a contribution proceeding concerning damages claim relating to the alleged airfreight cartel
■Representation of Omring and Vrijwaard, two elderly care providers, in obtaining second phase merger clearance from the ACM
■Assisting Erasmus MC and IJsselland Ziekenhuis, two hospitals in Rotterdam, with obtaining merger clearance from the ACM
■Assisting 55 real-estate traders with a damages claim against the ACM after annulment of a fine by the highest court for alleged collusion
■Representing Midac in its appeal against a fine from the ACM for alleged price-fixing involving forklift truck batteries
■Assisting a market party during the second phase merger control procedure with the ACM regarding the acquisition of Iddink by Sanoma
■Representing H&S in the appeal procedure of the ACM against the annulment by the court of a fine for alleged collusion in the cold storage markets
■Assisting health care provider TSN in obtaining second phase approval of the ACM for its acquisition by Espria
■Assisting OLVG, a hospital in Amsterdam, with the approval of the ACM for the acquired healthcare of MC Slotervaart
■Representation of PTA, a joint venture of towing companies Svitzer and Iskes, in a cartel investigation of the ACM
■Assisting a legal insurance company with its complaint at the ACM about an alleged infringement of the cartel prohibition by the Dutch Bar
■Assisting Dutch chocolate company Tony Chocolonely in the approval of the ACM for the investment by Verlinvest, a Belgian private equity company

Key Clients
ADG, Adyen, Azerion, EBS, Eneco, Erasmus MC, Funda, Gimv, Green8Group, H&S Group, Midac, MRCE, Parnassia Groep, Ursapharm, Van Loon Groep, Waterland, Transdev

■Martijn van de Hel
Tel: +31 20 238 2002
Email: [email protected]
■Diederik Schrijvershof
Tel: +31 20 238 2003
Email: [email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 30 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Collective Management Organisations and competition law

Diederik Schrijvershof, Martijn Van de Hel, Réshmi Rampersad

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ACM relaxes cartel prohibition for sustainability initiatives

Diederik Schrijvershof, Martijn Van de Hel, Annabel Kingma

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Cartel prohibition and abuse of dominant position set limits on settlement of patent disputes

Diederik Schrijvershof, Martijn Van de Hel, Wouter Jans

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