Application of Skanska by the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal
On 26 November the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal applied the Skanska judgment of the ECJ to establish liability of a subsidiary for damages as a result of a breach of EU competition law (link). The decision stems from a follow-on damages action of TenneT in the gas-insulated switch gear cartel. In these proceedings TenneT not
Telecoms update: ‘Better Network’ campaign KPN not unlawful, rules District Court
Our Telecoms Update of 30 July 2019 is about the recent decision of the The Hague District Court in KPN v T-Mobile. The Court ruled that KPN’s advertising campaign ‘Better Network, Better Life’ did not constitute unlawful comparative advertising and rejected T-Mobile claims in full. The judgment means that KPN is allowed to continue its very successful advertising campaign. BarentsKrans represented KPN in this case.
Three new partners: Lisanne Vissers, Nicole Soliana en Jan-Willem de Jong
BarentsKrans has promoted Lisanne Vissers (Corporate/M&A), Nicole Soliana (Real Estate) and Jan-Willem de Jong (Corporate & Commercial Litigation) to partner. The appointments took effect on 1 January 2019. Lisanne Vissers Lisanne (1988) has broad experience in Dutch corporate and company law. Her expertise and experience focus on mergers and acquisitions and she advises national and
Culpability of banks’ conduct prior to insolvency under increasing scrutiny
As a result of the crisis, a bank’s liability with respect to its role in the run-up to insolvency is very topical. Many business owners who ended up in the bank’s Special Credits Department after having run into heavy weather, complained about the bank focusing solely on maximising its proceeds. This resulted in numerous unnecessary