Bird & Bird (The Hague)

Reshmi Rampersad

Bird & Bird (The Hague)

Reshmi Rampersad is an associate with Bird & Bird based in the firm’s office in The Hague. As a member of the Competition & EU Law Group, and Regulatory Group, she is specialised in competition law and sector-specific regulation. She works with a variety of clients in various sectors, representing and advising them on matters related to distribution systems, cooperation agreements and merger control. Also, she assists companies in obtaining approval for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures from the Dutch Healthcare Authority and the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM). She has experience in representing and advising clients in enforcement proceedings with the ACM and judicial proceedings before courts. In this respect clients benefit from her regulatory background, working as legal officer for the ACM. She has been admitted to the Dutch Bar in August 2019 and started her career as lawyer at a competition law firm in Amsterdam. Before then, she worked several years as legal counsel at the ACM during which she was also seconded at the Fair Trade Authority in Curaçao. During her studies of European Law and Criminal law, she developed a strong interest in punitive sanctions (such as competition law). Her combined master thesis - maintaining a balance between judicial cooperation and fundamental rights protection within the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice - was awarded as ‘top thesis’ by the "Nederlands Juristenblad".

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Pauline Kuipers, Reshmi Rampersad, Sander Wagemakers The Amsterdam Court of Appeal rules that two Dutch collective rights organisations abused their joint dominant position by applying unequal conditions when licensing music to businesses (Buma / Stemra)


Introduction The Court of Appeal of Amsterdam (Gerechtshof Amsterdam) ruled that Dutch collective rights management organisations ‘Buma’ and ‘Stemra’ abused their (joint) dominant position by applying unequal conditions in relation to business licensing of music for use in cafés, restaurants, (...)

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