Sarah Beeston

Van Doorne (Amsterdam)

Sarah Beeston heads the Van Doorne European & competition law team. Sarah’s areas of expertise include all aspects of competition law. She divides her time between advisory work, helping clients to achieve their commercial goals within the limits defined by the rules on competition, and procedural work, representing clients’ interests before competition authorities and in court.Originally from England, Sarah is a member of both the Dutch and English bar associations. Sarah has also worked for extensive periods in Brussels and Paris. Her international experience gives her advice an added dimension which is highly valued by clients.

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Sarah Beeston, Femke Beelen The Dutch District Court of Rotterdam annuls the acquisition of a distributor of educational materials by a publisher and orders the Competition Authority to assess the anticompetitive effects of potential product bundling by a would-be merged entity (Iddink / Sanoma Learning)


The District Court of Rotterdam has annulled a decision in which the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) approved the acquisition of Iddink by Sanoma Learning. This is the second time in 12 months that an approval decision by the relevant Dutch authorities has been annulled by the (...)

Sarah Beeston The Dutch Court of Appeal of Leeuwarden rules that the 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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