Floris ten Have

With a thorough understanding of EU and Dutch competition law, Floris creates practical and pragmatic advice for a broad range of large multinational companies. 

His practice covers the full range of topics within the antitrust area, including merger control, cartel investigations and litigation, abuse of dominance and state aid cases.

In 2014 Floris completed a six-month secondment at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in New York where he focused on US antitrust litigation.

Floris has a Master of Law from University of Amsterdam and regularly teaches competition law.

  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 2007

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02.10.2017 EU law
Court of Justice landmark judgment: Intel's EUR 1.06 billion fine is sent back to the General Court

Short Reads - On 6 September 2017, the European Court of Justice rendered its landmark judgment in the Intel case. The outcome of this judgment was eagerly awaited, as it had the potential to revolutionize how EU competition law assesses the business practices of undertakings with a dominant position. The Court has clearly moved away from a form-based analysis, towards a more effects-based approach.

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01.08.2017 EU law
Recent enforcement action demonstrates an increasing focus on compliance with procedural EU merger rules

Short Reads - On 6 July 2017, the European Commission sent three separate Statements of Objections (SO) to Merck and Sigma-Aldrich, General Electric (GE) and Canon for alleged breaches of procedural EU merger rules. The Commission claims Merck /Sigma-Aldrich and GE provided incorrect or misleading information, while Canon allegedly implemented a merger before it was notified and cleared.

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01.09.2017 NL law
Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal rules on duration of a non-competition clause in SPA

Short Reads - On 10 August 2017, the judgment of the the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) was published which held that a purchaser of all the shares in a Dutch company, Thermagas, could not rely on a non-competition clause with a duration of 5 years in a share purchase agreement (SPA). This decision quashes an earlier District Court judgment, which had allowed the purchaser to invoke this clause against one of the sellers that had gone on to continue business in the same market with a different company.

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01.08.2017 NL law
District Court of The Hague rules on ACM's powers to select and inspect digital data

Short Reads - On 18 July 2017, in the context of preliminary relief proceedings, the District Court of The Hague ruled that the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) did not exceed its powers in the selection of digital data following a recent dawn raid at company whose identity was undisclosed (applicant). The judge stated that the applicant did not sufficiently substantiate its claim that certain digital documents selected by the ACM were outside the scope of the investigation. The judgment sheds new light on the application of the ACM 2014 Procedure for the inspection of digital data.

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