Competition Law & Regulated Markets
Free-market operation is the guiding principle of both Dutch and European economic policy. Seemingly endless laws and regulations are in place to safeguard fair competition and general social interests. Supervisory authorities with far-reaching powers designated by the government monitor compliance with these regulations. Both bodies can hinder your business operations. The Dijkstra Voermans attorneys specialised in Competition Law & Regulated Markets clear the way for you, allowing you to focus on running your business.
Competition law focuses on combating agreements and behaviour that distort competition. Such agreements and behaviour are prohibited. As an entrepreneur, you enter into agreements and joint ventures and strive to take competition regulations into consideration when making strategic and commercial decisions. While the government can impose major sanctions on you if you infringe competition regulations, it can also be of service to you if your business is disadvantaged by the behaviour of other market players that distorts competition.
Supervisory authorities have been assigned by the government to sectors in which substantial public interests are involved as a means of regulating the market behaviour of the parties involved. Key supervisory bodies include the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa), the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (VWA), the Medicines Evaluation Board (CBG) and the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa).
Practical advice regarding labelling and advertising
Our approach aims at involvement from an early stage to prevent problems for you later. We assist you in finding answers and practical applications to such questions as: Am I permitted to work in partnership with my competition? How do I launch my products on the market in compliance with the current regulations? We offer advice on labelling and advertising and ensure you obtain the correct licences where necessary. Our services also include providing your staff with internal training and ‘compliance manuals’ to ensure they know precisely which regulations they must take into consideration
Our Competition Law & Regulated Markets team includes a number of specialist attorneys, covering the fields health care, pharmaceuticals and food. In addition to having specialist and detailed knowledge of Dutch and European law, these specialists are intimately acquainted with their field.
Dijkstra Voermans Competition Law Attorneys
The Competition Law attorneys of Dijkstra Voermans represent your interests in conflicts with a regulatory authority from the first opportunity to comment to the ultimate proceedings. We also assist you in legal proceedings against other businesses involving competition distorting behaviour, state aid, advertising or non-compliance with established agreements.
With our specific knowledge of Dutch and European law, a range of sectors and the market, we create the space for you to focus on running your business.
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