McDermott Will & Emery (JD Supra Netherlands)
Dutch Competition Authority Fines Cold-Storage Companies for Exchange of Information in the Context of Merger Talks
On 23 March 2016, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) announced that it had fined four cold-storage firms for having put in place anticompetitive arrangements while in extended merger talks with one another. (case number: 13.0698.31|15.0710.31|15.0327.31|15.0328.31). In addition, ACM fined five individuals for their personal involvement in these anticompetitive arrangements.
A Dutch Court Hands Down the First Substantive Damages Judgment in the Netherlands for an Infringement of Competition Law
In a recent judgment, a District Court in the Netherlands (the DCA) handed down a judgment in what is the first substantive damages judgment in the Netherlands for a breach of competition law. In issuing the declaration of liability, the DCA held that ABB must pay damages to the Dutch grid operator TenneT for the overcharge that arose as a result of the gas insulated switchgear cartel, putting...
Brussels Brief - November 16, 2010
Executives Fined Personally for Leading a Cartel in the Netherlands On 4 November 2010 the Dutch Competition Authority (known by its Dutch acronym “NMa”) sent a strong signal to any high-ranking company officials who knowingly and actively engage in cartel activity, by imposing personal fines on three executives in the construction sector for the role they played in orchestrating a cartel. ...
CMS Seeks Comments on Standards for ACOs Under Shared Savings and CMMI
Until December 3, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will accept comments regarding policies and standards for accountable care organizations that participate in the Medicare program under the Shared Savings Program or through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a request for comments,...