Sarah Beeston

Van Doorne (Amsterdam)
Lawyer (Partner)

Sarah Beeston leads the European and Competition Law practice of Van Doorne. She is admitted to the bar in both England and the Netherlands. Sarah has also worked for extensive periods in Brussels and Paris including for the European consumer organisation, BEUC, and the European Commission. Her international experience adds an extra dimension to her legal advice, which is highly valued by clients. Sarah was editor of the Merger Control Reporter for five years and lectures on competition law at the University of Amsterdam.


1790 Bulletin

Sarah Beeston The Dutch Court of Appeal of Leeuwarden rules that termination of distribution contracts by a supplier under pressure from competing distributors is a concerted practice (Batavus / Vriend)


I. Introduction This judgment of the Court of Appeal of Leeuwarden (“the Court”) is the latest in a series of judgments in a long running dispute relating to the termination in 2001 by Batavus B.V. (“Batavus”), a bicycle manufacturer, of its long term business relations with a retailer, Vriend’s (...)

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