The Rotterdam District Court applies statute of limitations to fine a tree-growers’ cartel case (Darthuizer Boomkwekerijen / Boomkwekerijen M. van den Oever & Zonen)

On 1 July 2010, the Rotterdam District Court handed down a judgment in an appeal brought against a decision of the Dutch Competition Authority (“NMa”) imposing fines on a number of undertakings found to have been involved in a cartel in the tree-growing sector in the Netherlands. In a judgment that strikingly diverges from the practice of the European Courts, the District Court applied

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Richard Burton, The Rotterdam District Court applies statute of limitations to fine a tree-growers’ cartel case (Darthuizer Boomkwekerijen / Boomkwekerijen M. van den Oever & Zonen), 1 July 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2010, Art. N° 41472

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