Tjarda van der Vijver

Allen & Overy (Amsterdam)
Lawyer (Associate)

Tjarda specialises in competition law and sector-specific regulation. He has previously worked at the Dutch Competition Authority, where he focused mainly on competition law enforcement and merger control in the telecom, energy and media sectors. In 2014, Tjarda successfully defended his PhD at Leiden University on “objective justification” within the context of the abuse of dominance. He has published in international journals such as the Common Market Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal and European Competition Law Review.

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706 Bulletin

Cyriel Ruers, Tjarda van der Vijver The District Court of Utrecht rules on its jurisdiction with regard to a private damages claim against participants in the lift cartel residing outside the Netherlands (Kone & ThyssenKrupp)


Parties East West Debt (EWD) v. the following lift manufacturers: United Technologies Corporation (UTC), Otis B.V. (Otis NL), Schindler Holding ltd. (Schindler Holding), Schindler Liften B.V (Schindler NL). ThyssenKrupp A.G. (ThyssenKrupp), ThyssenKrupp Liften B.V. (ThyssenKrupp NL), Kone (...)

Cyriel Ruers, Tjarda van der Vijver The District Court of Rotterdam rules on its jurisdiction regarding private damages claim against cartel participants residing outside the Netherlands (Stichting Elevator Cartel Claim)


The parties Stichting Elevator Cartel Claim (SECC) v. Kone B.V., Kone GMBH, Kone Oyj, Kone Luxembourg Sàrl, Kone Belgium S.A. (jointly Kone c.s.), Thyssenkrupp Liften Ascenseurs N.V.-S.A., Thyssenkrupp Liften B.V., Thyssenkrupp Aufzuge GmbH, Thyssenkrupp Fahrtreppen GmbH, Thyssenkrupp Elevator (...)

Cyriel Ruers, Tjarda van der Vijver The Hague District Court considers the duty of sincere cooperation requires a national court should defer its judgment until the EU courts have rendered their final judgment unless a preliminary ruling on the validity of the decision is warranted (Paraffin wax cartel)


I. The Parties The case involves the first instance of a dispute brought before the District Court of The Hague, The Netherlands, by CDC Project 14 SA (Cartel Damage Claims, CDC), a claim vehicle established in Brussels, which has bought the claims of seven customers of paraffin wax in Italy, (...)

Cyriel Ruers, Tjarda van der Vijver The Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal rules on the appreciability of a restriction by object (Batavus /Vriend’s Tweewielercentrum)


I. The Parties Batavus B.V. (‘Batavus’) is a Dutch bicycle manufacturer, with a 20% market share. Batavus is part of the Accell Group, a holding company that owns several European bicycle manufacturers. Vriend’s Tweewielercentrum (‘Vriend’) is an (online) retailer of bicycles. II. The Facts Vriend (...)

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