Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets- ACM (The Hague)

Martijn Snoep

Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets- ACM (The Hague)

Since September 1, 2018, Martijn Snoep has been the Chairman of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). Mr. Snoep obtained his law degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Until his appointment at ACM, he worked at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek for 28 years. Operating from both their Amsterdam and Brussels locations, Mr. Snoep gave advice to businesses about the application of competition law in the Netherlands and abroad. As managing partner, he stood at the helm of the firm between 2010 and 2016.

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25352 Bulletin

Martijn Snoep The Dutch Competition Authority holds that a proposed merger between the four mental healthcare organisations requires further investigations (Adhesie-Mediant-RIAGGZ over de IJssel-Zwolse Poort)


Healthcare providers, such as general practitioners, pharmacists, physiotherapists, providers of exceptional medical care under the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act, hospitals and convalescent centres are undertakings. The same applies to suppliers of medical aids, pharmaceutical wholesalers (...)

Martijn Snoep A Dutch Bill on media concentrations introduces plurality check


In December 2006, a bill on media concentrations was presented. The bill proposes a plurality check for media concentrations, irrespective of merger control thresholds. In order to safeguard the plurality of the media, the bill prohibits media concentrations which: amount to a (...)

Martijn Snoep The Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal upholds the Rotterdam court’s cancellation of the Dutch NCA conditional clearance of a merger in the energy sector (Nuon / Reliant)


The acquisition by Nuon of Reliant was originally cleared by the NMa in December 2003 after a phase II investigation. The activities of Nuon and Reliant mainly overlap in regard of the production and wholesale of electricity. The NMa defined the relevant market as the market for the production (...)

13308 Review

Ana Barros Feiteira, Angie Ng, Benoît Merkt, Camilla Jain Holtse, Christian Hagerman, Christian Nielsen, David T. Fischer, Dieter Hauck, Graeme Edgerton, Inigo Igartua, Kiri Tahana, Lesley Farrell, Martijn Snoep, Martin Klusmann, Massimo Merola, Michael Reiss, Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Nathan J. Muyskens, Nick Taylor, Rayan Houdrouge, Sara Lembo, Serge Bourque, Shreeya Smith, Suzanne Kingston, Teresa Lorca Morales, Tommy Pettersson Digital evidence searches in competition investigations: Best Practices for effective fundamental rights Results of an international survey among defense lawyers


Un programme de recherche international regroupant des avocats de la défense a été constitué sous l’égide de Concurrences afin de comparer les protections mises en place dans 15 régimes différents pour assurer le respect des droits fondamentaux dans le cadre des investigations informatiques. (...)

Julia Brockhoff, Martijn Snoep, Peter Kalbfleisch 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 (...)



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