I am Rein Wesseling EU Law, Competition and Regulation specialist

Rein Wesseling

Rein regularly assists companies in their dealings with national courts, national competition authorities, the EU Commission and the European courts.

His expertise covers all areas of EU and competition law including cartels, joint ventures, abuse of dominance and state aid law. He assists clients across numerous business sectors from fast moving consumer goods to pharmaceuticals.

Rein has a Doctor of Philosophy from European University Institute (Florence) together with a Master of Law from the University of Amsterdam. In addition, he is the professor of competition and regulation at the law faculty of the same university.

Rein has published many articles and a book in his specialist area of EU and competition law called The Modernisation of European Antitrust Law

  • Languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1998
  • Partner since: 2004

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01.03.2017 EU law
Implementation of Antitrust Damages Directive: Dutch legislation effective as of 10 February 2017

Short Reads - On 9 February 2017, the act implementing the Antitrust Damages Directive (Directive 2014/104 /EU, the "Directive") into the laws of the Netherlands (the "Implementation Act") was published  in the official Bulletin of Acts and Decrees (het Staatsblad). The Implementation Act is effective as of 10 February 2017 [see our July 2016 Newsletter].

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01.03.2017 EU law
Belgian Competition Authority publishes Guidelines on how to identify and avoid bid-rigging

Short Reads - The Belgian Competition Authority ("BCA") published Guidelines, addressed to procurement officials, with a view to preventing and detecting "bid-rigging". The Guidelines find their inspiration in texts such as the OECD Guidelines for Fighting bid rigging. They provide an overview (i) of indications that bid-rigging practices occur, (ii) of market circumstances that facilitate bid-rigging, and (iii) of best practices to prevent bid-rigging.

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01.03.2017 EU law
European Commission approves German measure to support electric charging infrastructure for green vehicles

Short Reads - On 13 February 2017, the European Commission decided that the German measure to support the installation and upgrade of electric charging infrastructure for users of electric vehicles across the country is compatible with the EU State aid rules.

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20.02.2017 EU law
EU State Aid Control: chapter about State Measure

Articles - This chapter of EU State Aid Control deals with the element in Article 107(1) TFEU that only interventions by the State or through State resources can qualify as State aid in the sense of the EU State aid rules. As is the case with respect to the other elements of Art. 107(1) TFEU, no specific legislation exists on the issue of State measures. However, the Commission Notice on the notion of State aid as referred to in Article 107(1) TFEU (the “Notice on the notion of State aid”),1 published on 19 May 2016, covers this topic extensively.

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01.03.2017 EU law
European Commission opens three investigations in the e-commerce sector

Short Reads - On 2 February 2017, the European Commission published a press release announcing that it had launched three separate investigations in the e-commerce sector (two investigations on its own initiative and one following complaints from customers). These investigations are part of the Commission’s broader Digital Single Market Strategy, which aims to eliminate barriers that hinder cross-border online sales [see our October 2016 Newsletter].   

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20.02.2017 NL law
Overview of Legislative Proposal on Collective Action (NL)

Short Reads - In the Netherlands, it is possible for a representative entity to bring a "collective action" on an "opt-out basis" under article 3:305a of the Dutch Civil Code (the "DCC"). However, under the current provisions in Dutch law, the representative entity is not entitled to claim monetary damages. This limitation is likely to be removed in the not too distant future.

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