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Frans Muller

Frans Muller is a partner in the Amsterdam Competition & Trade Practice Group of Baker McKenzie. Frans has more than 15 years of experience in antitrust and foreign investment reviews. He advises on obtaining merger control clearances, investigations and compliance in relation to cartel laws and abuse of dominance as well as national security and foreign investment controls. Frans has extensive experience across a wide variety of industries and sectors and has dealt with a variety of national and international regulatory authorities. He has also worked in Brussels and Paris.

Although often viewed as one of the most open economies in Europe, the broader European policy push for more foreign direct investment (FDI) screening has also given momentum to the Dutch legislature to design and implement the very first Dutch cross-sector FDI screening regime. On 1 June 2023, the Act on Security Screening of Investments, Mergers, and Acquisitions (“Vifo Act”) entered into force.