Allen & Overy (Amsterdam)

Tjarda van der Vijver

Allen & Overy (Amsterdam)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

Tjarda van der Vijver specialises in competition law and sector-specific regulation. He regularly represents clients in proceedings before competition and regulatory authorities and courts. Tjarda has extensive experience in merger control proceedings and also advises on the cartel and abuse prohibitions. Recent work includes acting for the Dutch telecoms and postal incumbents; mergers between major players in the Dutch waste and insurance sectors and several cases in the energy sector. Before joining Allen & Overy, Tjarda worked as a senior case handler at the Dutch Competition Authority. Tjarda is also active as a guest lecturer and successfully defended his PhD on the abuse prohibition at Leiden University in 2014. He is recognized as a future leader in Competition by Who’s Who Legal.

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1187 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 that the duty of sincere cooperation requires a National Court to 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, (...)

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