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

Interview by Martijn Snoep and Julia Brockhoff, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, The Hague, The Netherlands.

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° 13168

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