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Analysis of court rulings on ACM decisions under Dutch Competition Act

Prof. Ottervanger, professor emeritus of European Law and Dutch Competition Law has analysed 36 final court judgments concerning decisions by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) in competition cases. The report was part of the review of the ACM that was conducted by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK).

Every five years, EZK evaluates the independent administrative bodies for which it is responsible. The ACM responds to the review in a letter to the EZK State Secretary.
It received a positive review from EZK. The ACM will proceed to implement the recommendations given in the evaluation. Special attention will be given to the impact of the themes included in the agenda: the digital economy, energy transition and contributing to tackling the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

More information about evaluation of the ACM (in Dutch)

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