Rein Wesseling

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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03.06.2021 NL law
Highest Dutch Court: ACM has not proved dominance of Dutch railway operator NS

Short Reads - A high market share is not always proof of a dominant position. The Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (CBb) upheld the annulment of the ACM’s fine of nearly EUR 41 million on Dutch railway operator NS for alleged abuse of dominance. According to the CBb, NS did not abuse its dominant position as the ACM failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that NS holds a dominant position on the market for the exercise of the right to exploit the main rail network concession.

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04.06.2020 NL law
Please share – ACM conditionally clears shared mobility platform merger

Short Reads - There may soon be a new competition tool available to tackle structural competition concerns in dynamic tech and platform markets. Until then, competition authorities resort to existing tools to deal with these markets. The Dutch competition authority (ACM) recently subjected the merger of two emerging platforms – without significant market footprint – to behavioural remedies. On 20 May 2020, the ACM cleared the merger between the travel apps of Dutch rail operator NS and transport company Pon.

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12.05.2020 NL law
Kroniek van het mededingingsrecht

Articles - Wat de gevolgen van de coronacrisis zullen zijn voor de samenleving, de economie en – laat staan – het mededingingsbeleid laat zich op het moment van de totstandkoming van deze kroniek niet voorspellen. Wel stond al vast dat het mededingingsrecht zal worden herijkt op basis van de fundamentele uitdagingen die voortvloeien uit zich ontwikkelende ideeën over het belang van industriepolitiek, klimaatverandering en de positie van tech-ondernemingen en de platforms die zij exploiteren.

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16.12.2020 EU law
Gatecrashing gatekeepers? The EU’s digital reform is out

Short Reads - Christmas is a time for contemplation, and the proposals of the long-awaited Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act may give gatekeepers and other online intermediaries even more reason to be pensive this year. The proposals introduce more rules for them to abide by, while also providing greater safeguards to fair competition and online users.

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