Jotte Mulder

Pels Rijcken (The Hague)
Senior Competition Lawyer

Jotte Mulder is a Senior Associate at Pels Rijcken, which he joined in 2022, and also works as an assistant professor at the Europe Institute of the Utrecht Law School. He was previously a Senior Competition Lawyer at the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets. Jotte defended his doctoral thesis entitled ‘Social legitimacy in the internal market – a dialogue of mutual responsiveness’ at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) in 2016. His thesis provides a model to discuss the legitimate social impact of internal market law on the basis of a normative framework that is inspired by the work of Karl Polanyi and addresses the challenge to reconcile the economic and social purpose of European market integration. Jotte obtained his bachelor and master degrees in International and European Law at the University of Amsterdam and completed further postgraduate studies in competition economics at Kings College, London. Before turning to academia Jotte practiced EU competition law in Amsterdam and Brussels for many years. He is an editor of the annually updated Jones/Van der Woude Competition Law Handbook and publishes regularly on matters of European economic law.



1437 Bulletin

Jotte Mulder The Dutch Competition Authority consults four external research firms to define the geographical market in a second phase hospital merger (Ziekenhuis Hilversum/Ziekenhuis Gooi-Noord)


Introduction Geographical market definition is central in this decision of the Dutch Competition Authority ("NMa"). In both the first phase and the second phase procedure the essential question is whether the relevant geographical market is limited to "Het Gooi", a region in North Holland. (...)


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