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ACM: from cartel watchdog to guardian angel for consumers

New investigations, dawn raids and higher fines. Read the latest developments in the enforcement of consumer rules by ACM. View blog >

Unfair Commercial Practices in The Agricultural and Food Supply Chain Act gives ACM new powers

The Wet oneerlijke handelspraktijken landbouw- en voedselvoorzieningsketen (Unfair Commercial Practices in the Agriculture and Food Supply Chain Act) entered into force on 1 November 2021. The Act aims to combat the excessive purchasing power of buyers in relation to suppliers in the food distribution chain. View blog >

Scrutiny of mergers and acquisitions continues

This blog summarises the developments in the review of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures by the European Commission and the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets. View blog >

Medicines: high competition fines; limitation of preference policy; security of supply

High fines in the medicines industry. Court limits preference policy. Brussels aims for easier access to generic medicines and biosimilars. View blog >

High fine for resale price maintenance: warning for suppliers

ACM has imposed a €39 million fine on Samsung for influencing retailers’ online prices. The fine underscores ACM’s focus on anti-competitive behaviour in distribution. View blog >

The European Guidance on Innovation Procurement: a practical exploration

The positive effects of innovation procurement are not going unnoticed. The European Commission is therefore offering public procurement officers tools to stimulate innovation procurement. View blog >

To what extent may healthcare providers inform consumers about healthcare insurers and the services they provide?

What mandatory rules must healthcare providers and healthcare insurers meet in communicating with consumers and when does the NZa intervene? View blog >
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