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Christiaan van der Meer

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Christiaan van der Meer joined Baker McKenzie’s Amsterdam office in 2005, where he is now a senior associate practicing EU and Dutch competition law. He has worked in the European & Competition Law Practice of the Firm’s Brussels office between 2009 and 2011.

The Dutch competition authority (“ACM”) has recently published a paper setting out its strategy and enforcement priorities relating to vertical agreements. The paper is available in English: https://www.acm.nl/en/publications/publication/14226/ACMs-strategy-and-enforcement-priorities-with-regard-to-vertical-agreements/ The paper (re)confirms ACM’s lenient economic approach towards vertical restraints: ACM assumes that vertical restraints are generally pro-competitive in the absence of market power. This…