Martijn van de Hel and Réshmi Rampersad are representing an energy supplier in an investigation by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (“ACM”). The energy supplier is suspected of having breached consumer rules in entering into energy contracts. Last year ACM called on all energy suppliers to offer consumer contracts to business owners (such as self-employed persons) who work from home and who wish to enter into an energy contract at their home address. ACM believes that if a business owner enters into an energy contract at his or her home address, the consumer rules apply, in principle. In that case a business owner must be regarded as a consumer rather than a business customer, according to ACM. This means, among other things, that an energy supplier must charge such customers a lower early termination fee.