Douwe Groenevelt

ASML (Veldhoven)
Deputy General Counsel

Douwe Groenevelt is Deputy General Counsel to ASML. He was a lawyer in the Competition & Regulation department of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (the Netherlands). His practice ranges from merger control cases and cartel investigations to abuse of dominance-matters, with an industry focus on the technology sector. Building on his substantial experience in intellectual property law (cross-border patent and copyright litigation), Douwe is particularly active on the IP/competition law interface. He will head De Brauw’s Brussels office, scheduled to open mid-2011. Douwe is also a lecturer at the law faculty of the VU University Amsterdam (Computer/Law Institute), where he teaches courses on the competition law aspects of technical standards, internet jurisdiction and the legal implications of online file sharing.


1276 Bulletin

Douwe Groenevelt The Dutch Competition Authority dismisses alleged predatory pricing, tying and bundling, discriminatory pricing and foreclosure through exclusive and/or multi-year contracts in the postal market (Sandd / TNT)


I. Introduction On 15 December 2009 the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa) dismissed a complaint from Dutch postal delivery service Sandd against competitor TNT and certain subsidiaries. Sandd claimed that TNT had violated article 102 TFEU and the equivalent national provision. It argued that (...)

Douwe Groenevelt The Dutch Competition Authority clears a merger in the healthcare sector taking into account the absence of geographical overlap of activities of the parties and limited effects of loss of potential competition due to low market shares (Evean / De Weeren)


I. Introduction On 15 November 2004, the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa) cleared the merger between Stichting Evean Zorg (Evean) and De Weeren, Stichting voor Zorg en Dienstverlening (De Weeren). While the activities of the parties overlapped in the market for intramural care and in the (...)

2345 Review

Ahmet Buğra Aydın, Akira Inoue, Amanda Bodger, Arti Raghavan, Bilal Shaukat, Bill Batchelor, Chang-Sik Hwang, David Tadmor, Douwe Groenevelt, Farhad Sorabjee, Gillian Sproul, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Gustavo Flausino Coelho, Jean-Maxime Blutel, Kala Anandarajah, Khaled Attia, Kylie Sturtz, Madeleine Renaud, Marilyn Leblanc, Mario Vogl, Martin Nedelka, Matthew F. Jones, Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Reeti Choudhary, Shai Bakal, Simon Albert, Simone Evans, Theodore L. Banks, Zeynep Ortaç Best practices for compliance programs: Results of an international survey


All companies should employ competition law compliance progams in an attempt to ensure their their employees will follow these complicated laws. Yet, enforcers’ support for competition law compliance programs is wildly inconsistent. A few provide guidance about compliance, and will consider a (...)


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