Tialda Beetstra

Bird & Bird (Amsterdam)

As an associate in Bird&Bird’s Competition & EU Law and Regulatory Groups in The Hague, she specialises in regulatory disputes and administrative law, with a focus on the technology, communications and energy & utilities sectors. She advises on administrative disputes, competition enforcement law, regulatory frameworks, legal history and European law. As a member of Bird & Bird’s Competition, Tech & Comms and Energy & Utilities Groups, she is also involved in contentious administrative matters. Her experience includes representing and advising clients in enforcement proceedings and other legal disputes, for example with the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets. She also has experience in secondments to clients active in the energy sector which greatly benefitted her development as a lawyer and understanding the client’s needs. She is a member of the Dutch Administrative Law Association, the Dutch Competition Law Association and the Dutch Energy Law Association.

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Mariska Van De Sanden, Tialda Beetstra The District Court of Rotterdam annuls a €41 million fine imposed by the Dutch Competition Authority on a Dutch railway operator for allegedly abusing its dominant position (Nederlandse Spoorwegen)


ABUSE OF DOMINANCE FINE OF € 41 MILLION FOR DUTCH RAILWAY OPERATOR ANNULED* Introduction The Authority for Consumers and Markets (“ACM“, the Dutch competition authority) was in 2017 – after years of silence – finally able to fine an undertaking for abuse of dominance. A heavy fine of almost € 41 (...)

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