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See version in english P. Kalbfleisch, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets: “The Netherlands NCA not only enforces but also promotes competition”

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P. Kalbfleisch, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets : “The Netherlands NCA not only enforces but also promotes competition"

Interview réalisée par Martijn Snoep and Julia Brockhoff, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, La Haye, Pays-Bas.

To begin with, can you tell us something about your background ? What caused you to become interested in competition law ? Before my appointment as Director-General of the NMa in 2003, I was Deputy Presiding Judge of the Court of The Hague. In that function, one of my tasks was to render decisions in interlocutory proceedings. In a number of these cases, defendants argued that the applicant‘s interlocutory claim was contrary to competition law. Moreover, I used to serve as an arbitrator for the Netherlands Arbitration Institute. In this context, I was involved in arbitration proceedings involving complex competition law issues. Apart from that, I used to be a member of the supervisory board of a food retailer. In that function, I was confronted with all sorts of competition law issues

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Peter Kalbfleisch, P. Kalbfleisch, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets: “The Netherlands NCA not only enforces but also promotes competition" , February 2007, Concurrences Review N° 1-2007, Art. N° 13167

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