Corporates, trade associations and government bodies are
increasingly confronted with regulators charged with the task of
overseeing fair and honest competition at national and European
level. Competition authorities possess far-reaching powers which
include the authority to impose fines and prohibit transactions.
Competition law is also being invoked more often in private
disputes between businesses.
Boekel has an experienced team of lawyers that specialise in the
core areas of competition work. Representing clients in all aspects
of Dutch and European competition law, our team has gained a
leading position in various sectors including financial services,
retail & distribution, agriculture & food, healthcare, real
estate and the automotive industry.
Boekel's competition experts are well-known for their
achievements on behalf of their clients in cartel probes by the
Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets and the European
Commission and regularly represent clients in proceedings in both
Dutch and European courts. They also advise on compliance, joint
ventures and other forms of cooperation between corporates and
assist in merger filings.
In addition, clients benefit from our solid reputation in cartel
damage claims and our extensive knowledge and experience in
European law, including state aid and procurement law.
Chambers Europe 2013: 'The team is doing a
good job for us - we get a lot of attention as a client.'
Legal 500 2013:
'Boekel De Nerée is particularly strong in private enforcement
matters and also has been busy in cartel proceedings and matters
pertaining to the healthcare sector.'
Chambers Europe 2012: 'Their
response time was short, they kept within budget, and I hope to
continue working with them for a long time.'
Legal 500 2010 commends the EU &
Competition team's 'good legal knowledge' and 'understanding
Chambers Europe 2010: 'The practice has a
particular edge due to Frederieke Leeflang's inside knowledge of
the competition authority, which she obtained while working for its
Boekel is recommended by Global Competition Review (