Simone Evans

Simone Evans

Simone's key specialism is EU and Dutch competition law.  

She is responsible for know-how management and legal support within the EU Law, Competition and Regulation practice group. In addition, she worked as a senior associate and as a Senior Professional Support Lawyer in the competition practice of two other leading law firms. 

Simone studied Dutch law at Maastricht University (1996). She also has an LL.M in EU competition and constitutional law (with distinction) from the University of Kent (1997). 

 

  • Languages: Dutch, English

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01.06.2022 NL law
The new VBER is here! Time to update your distribution agreements

Short Reads - The new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) entered into force on 1 June 2022. The new VBER is stricter on dual distribution and across-platform retail parity obligations than the old one, but is more lenient towards active sales and online sales restrictions. It also provides more guidance on the rules for exclusive and selective distribution systems.

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03.03.2022 EU law
Sustainability solutions sussed out soon

Short Reads - More antitrust clarity has arrived for companies involved in sustainability collaborations. The European Commission published draft revised rules on horizontal cooperation agreements and the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets informally approved two green initiatives in the energy sector. Despite their differing views on how to assess out-of-market benefits in a sustainability context, both authorities share an eagerness to promote green initiatives with clear guidance.

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05.04.2022 NL law
Game on for gatekeepers: Digital Markets Act finalised

Short Reads - Now that political agreement has been reached on the final text, the Digital Markets Act (DMA) will enter into force soon. The DMA’s ex ante rules and obligations will apply next to the ad hoc EU and national competition rules. Time for big digital companies to take stock of the potential implications of these additional rules on their day-to-day business operations. See our infographic for a concise overview of the DMA.

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02.03.2022 EU law
Duality on dual distribution resolved?

Short Reads - Nothing is more fickle than information exchange: it changes colour under EU competition rules depending on the nature of the relationship between the exchanging companies. The distinction becomes particularly blurry in relationships that go beyond the traditional horizontal and vertical ones, such as in dual distribution, where a supplier sells goods or services both directly and through independent distributors.   

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04.04.2022 EU law
ACM jumps on gun-jumping bandwagon

Short Reads - Companies involved in multi-step acquisitions should beware of potential gun-jumping risks. The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has fined a trade association for failing to notify the acquisition of four pharmacies involving a consecutive partial resale. Unlike the European Commission’s gun-jumping fine for partial implementation of a concentration through a ‘warehousing’ two-step acquisition (see our July 2019 newsletter; appeal pending), the ACM’s fine relates to faulty turnover calculations due to an unmaterialized two-step transaction.

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