Content still king? EU targets online content services

Content portability, prohibition of geo-blocking, net neutrality and other legislative proposals aimed at simplifying access to online content services. Read more >

Energy transition & electric vehicles (EVs): fair or unfair competition in a shifting balance of forces?

The energy transition and the increasing use of electric vehicles has far-reaching consequences for the ratios on the market for motor fuels. So far, the government has not played a leading role. The question is whether this will change over time or whether the government will let the market to go its own way. Read more >

Parcel Delivery Regulation: necessary rules, gesture politics or prelude to more detailed sector regulation?

Recently, the Regulation with regard to cross-border parcel delivery services entered into force. In this blog we take a closer look at the Regulation and its consequences. Read more >

Competition law and unfair competition in sports

Athletes have been experiencing success recently in their appeals to sports associations on grounds of anticompetitive behaviour and abuse of dominance. This blog reviews the recent developments on the field of sports and competition. Read more >

Upshot of the Coty judgment: supplier may prohibit distributors from selling via online marketplaces

A supplier of luxury goods may prohibit distributors in a selective distribution system from selling via internet platforms. However, not all the National Competition Authorities are willing to accept this premise. German companies in particularly must be on their guard in the meantime. Read more >

Non-compete clauses and the cartel prohibition: beware of unnecessary restriction of competition

This blog provides an overview of recent Dutch case law regarding non-compete clauses. The case law shows that a proper substantiation of the relevant market and the market position of the contracting parties make all the difference. Read more >

Consumer watchdog both barks and bites

Enforcement of consumer rules remains top priority of ACM. Read more >

Autumn trends for 2023
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