Implementation of Antitrust Damages Directive: Dutch legislation effective as of 10 February 2017

On 9 February 2017, the act implementing the Antitrust Damages Directive (Directive 2014/104 /EU, the ‘Directive‘) into the laws of the Netherlands (the ‘Implementation Act’) was published ¬†in the official Bulletin of Acts and Decrees (het Staatsblad). The Implementation Act is effective as of 10 February 2017. The Directive was adopted on 26 November 2014 and contains numerous provisions relevant … Read more

Supreme Court hands down a sequel judgment on “all-in telephone subscriptions”

On 12 February 2016, The Dutch Supreme Court (Hoge Raad) handed down a judgment on “all-in telephone subscriptions”, responding to preliminary questions raised by the District Court The Hague. In essence, the Supreme Court ruled that courts can find ex officio that “all-in telephone subscriptions” that have been sold to consumers may be partially void, avoidable or ineffective, if no … Read more

Changes in antitrust damages claims legislation in the Netherlands

On 8 October 2015, the Dutch ministers of Justice and Economic affairs published a proposal for an act implementing the EU Antitrust Damages Directive (the “Proposal“). The Proposal¬† would see the Damages Directive implemented in new separate sections of the Dutch Civil Code (“DCC“) and the Dutch Code of Civil Procedure (“DCCP“) that will apply specifically to EU competition law … Read more