Competition Law & Advice

Loyens & Loeff provides advice on EU and national (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg) competition law and assists clients who find themselves to be the subject of an investigation by one or more competition authorities. We have represented clients in antitrust proceedings (cartel prohibition and prohibition on the abuse of a dominant position) before the European Commission as well as before national competition authorities and courts (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg). We also advise them on the implementation of compliance programs and distribution schemes in order to take account of the (European) competition rules in the course of their daily business. Together with our Corporate/M&A experts, we guide M&A projects through the mandatory merger notification proceedings with competition authorities in the Benelux countries, European Union and across the world.

Sector knowledge

Our clients value our sector-specific knowledge. Applying the law with the knowledge of trends and developments in a sector leads to highly accurate and pragmatic advice. Over the years we have gathered deep sector knowledge of:

How we can help

We assist a wide variety of clients in merger control proceedings, antitrust investigations and related litigation, including follow-on civil damages actions. We provide expert advice on all aspects of competition law. When necessary, we work in close connection with our experts in Corporate/M&A, Commercial contracts and Corporate tax.

Corporate / M&A

What others say about us

Chambers Europe

"The team is 'very knowledgeable, smart and nice to work with," according to clients. Interviewees particularly highlight the team's' special knowledge in merger control." (2019)

Legal 500

"Loyens & Loeff’s team has 'a practical and co-operative approach' and has developed particular expertise in the healthcare sector." (2019)

Chambers Europe

"The lawyers are roundly praised by clients for their "timely and pragmatic advice."  Clients describe the lawyers as "commercial and knowledgeable," and are commended for having"good contact with the authorities." (2018)

The exemptions for SME employers or Belgian entrepreneurs and individuals on withholding tax
Article - 24 January 2020 - Global

The first Dutch turnover-related fine in food has been imposed

On 23 January 2020 the Dutch Food Safety Authority (NVWA) has crossed the Rubicon and imposed the first turnover related fine in the history of Dutch food law....
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Article - 17 January 2020 - Global

Competition law in the Netherlands 2019

We are pleased to present to you this overview of competition law developments in the Netherlands in 2019. With Martijn Snoep, eminent competition lawyer, in...
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