Daan Barbiers

Daan Barbiers

Daan Barbiers
Daan Barbiers Junior Associate Amsterdam
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28.03.2019 NL law
European Parliament votes in favour of representative actions for consumers

Short Reads - On 26 March 2019 the European Parliament approved an amended version of the European Commission's proposal for a Directive on representative actions for the protection of collective interests of consumers, following a debate on 25 March 2019. The Directive will become law once the Council and the European Parliament reach an agreement on the European Commission's proposal. The Council has not yet been able to adopt a position on the Directive, meaning that the Directive will most likely be considered again after the ­­­European elections in May 2019 by a different European Parliament

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17.12.2018 NL law
Rotterdam District Court rules on jurisdiction in Petrobras collective action

Short Reads - On 19 September 2018, Rotterdam District Court ruled (ECLI:NL:RBROT:2018:7852) that it has jurisdiction to hear claims against Petrobras and others in a collective action concerning an alleged bribery scheme. However, the Court decided that it did not have jurisdiction for a number of claims against non-Dutch defendants. The Court also denied a request to stay the proceedings until a decision in related Brazilian and US proceedings had been reached.

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07.02.2019 NL law
Follow-on cartel damages claim dismissed: don't bury courts under paper work

Short Reads - A recent ruling by the Dutch Court of Appeal confirmed that claimants will need to sufficiently substantiate their claim that they suffered loss due to a cartel, even in follow-on cases. Despite a presumption that sales or service contracts concluded during the cartel period have been affected by the cartel, claimants will still need to provide the courts with concrete, detailed and uncluttered information showing (i) which party purchased (ii) which products from (iii) which manufacturer for (iv) which amount, preferably with copies of the relevant agreements.

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