Ariela Stoffer

The AES Corporation (Amsterdam)
Regional Compliance Officer

Ariela Stoffer is Regional Compliance Officer at AES. Ariela is a qualified lawyer with over nine years of professional experience obtained as Associate at international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, as International Legal Counsel at French multinational company Danone and as Regional Compliance Officer at US energy company AES Corporation. Broad experience with litigation and advising on various types of commercial contracts (including sale, supply, purchasing, outsourcing, distribution, co-development and co-manufacturing contracts). Fields of expertise include EU law, Antitrust & Competition Law, Contract & Commercial Law, Distribution Law and Compliance (Anti-bribery and corruption, Data Protection and Privacy). Mentioned in Legal 500 directory 2010 (Netherlands – EU and Competition). Admitted to the Bar in The Netherlands since 2005 (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten).

Auteurs associés

Clifford Chance (Amsterdam)
NautaDutilh (Amsterdam)


19629 Bulletin

Ariela Stoffer The Dutch Competition Authority dismisses complaint lodged by a consumers’ association against leading software company for alleged abuse of dominance on the markets for portable music players and online music stores concluding the absence of tying (Apple)


In January 2007 the Dutch consumers’ association (Consumentenbond) lodged a complaint with the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa) against Apple Computer Benelux BV (Apple). The Consumentenbond claimed that Apple has a dominant position on the market for portable music players through its (...)

Ariela Stoffer, Mauricette Schaufeli The Dutch District Court of Rotterdam confirms that, unless there is a reason for deviation, the NCA may rely upon a previous EC merger decision for the purposes of market definition (Nederlandse Vakbond Varkenshouders)


District Court of Rotterdam (Rechtbank Rotterdam), 19 April 2007, Nederlandse Vakbond Varkenshouders & Nederlandse Bond van Handelaren in Vee / NMa, Case MEDED 06/1220 VRLK, LJN BA3538 In December 2005 Dumeco notified its intension to the Dutch Competition Authority (hereafter referred to (...)

Ariela Stoffer The Dutch District Court of Zutphen holds in an interim judgment that the Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Reg. n° 2790/99 covers the application of dissimilar terms and conditions of supply to internet retailers (Groen Trend & Schouten Keukens / AEP Home Products)


In December 2005 interim proceedings were brought before the District Court of Zutphen in a dispute between AEP Home Products (“AEP”), a supplier of kitchen appliances of the brands Atag, Etna and Pelgrim, and two of its buyers namely the internet retailer Groen Trend and the specialist shop (...)