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Yvo de Vries

Partner

Amsterdam

Yvo de Vries

Partner

Amsterdam

Yvo specialises in antitrust law and EU regulatory law. He has frequently dealt with antitrust investigations before the EU Commission and National Competition Authorities and with antitrust litigation both at a EU and national level.

 Before joining A&O, Yvo was head of antitrust at Philips International. Due to this background he knows how to frame his advice so it is practical and can be used effectively by clients within their company. He has also built up an extensive track record with internal investigations and compliance programs whilst working at Philips. Prior to that he was the head trial lawyer of the Dutch government before the EU Court of Justice. In that capacity he dealt with over 60 cases before the EU Courts, many of which against the EU Commission. He also litigates frequently before the EU Courts and national courts.

In terms of sectors, Yvo has extensive knowledge of medical device markets and medical device regulation, consumer electronics markets and lighting infrastructure.

Office

Amsterdam

Allen & Overy LLP
Apollolaan 15
1077 AB Amsterdam

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 1999

Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Mededingingsrecht

Academic

LL.M degree, Law, University of Maastricht, 1997

LL.M degree, Law, University of Michigan, 1999

News & insights

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Publications: 27 MAY 2021

Antitrust partner Yvo de Vries edits major EU State aid handbook

Antitrust partner Yvo de Vries has co-edited, with Leigh Hancher and Francesco Maria Salerno, the sixth edition of EU State Aids, a leading practitioner guide widely recognised as a key resource for…

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EC publishes details of proposed competition rules for gatekeeper digital platforms

Publications: 17 DECEMBER 2020

Digital Markets Act: EC publishes details of proposed competition rules for ‘gatekeeper’ digital platforms

On 15 December the European Commission (EC) published its draft Digital Markets Act (DMA), which will introduce broad reforms to the application of EU competition law to ‘gatekeepers’ in the digital…

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Publications: 16 DECEMBER 2020

The Digital Services Act package is here

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published its Digital Services Act package which proposes two pieces of legislation: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. This package…

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Publications: 11 DECEMBER 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 11 December 2020)

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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Published work

"Het sectoronderzoek e-commerce is afgerond: wat brengt het ons?" with P.J.F. Huizing and W.E. Mink, MP 2017

"Innovatie en marktafbakening in concentratiezaken: tijd voor iets nieuws?", MP 2016

"De onderzoeksbevoegdheden van de Commissie scherpgesteld", NTER 2015, p. 63 

"Het civiele verschoningsrecht van de advocaat op de tocht", with L.J. Korsten and K. Deutz, Bb 2015, p. 118

"Verticale prijsbinding geen prioriteit? Elders wel", with S.F. Vollering and N. Rutges-Al Ani, MP 2014, p. 15 

"Tekst & Commentaar Mededingingsrecht 2014", chapter on merger control 

"Kan selectieve distributie de internetdistributeur buiten de deur houden?", MP 2013, p. 77 

"Belemmering van de parallelhandel: wanneer is de distributeur het haasje?", MP 2011, p. 104 

"Tekst & Commentaar Mededingingsrecht 2011", chapter on merger control 

"NMa trapt niet in salamitactiek: opgeknipte fusie toch één concentratie", MP 2009, p. 188 

"De fietsenzaak: bewijsregels revisited", M&M 2009, p. 130 

Case note, Vereniging Productenorganisatie van de Nederlandse Mosselcultuur, AM 2008, p. 153 

Case note, Nederlandse Vereniging van Mondhygiënisten, AM 2007, 232 

"Tekst & Commentaar Mededingingsrecht 2007", chapter on merger control 

"Nuon en Reliant/NMa: rechterlijke toetsingsmaatstaven in concentratiezaken herbezien", M&M 2006, p. 156 

"Kroniek concentratiecontrole 2005", with W.W. Geursen, M&M 2006, p. 168 

"Napp Pharmaceutical: de toetsing van het prijsgedrag van (super)dominante ondernemingen", M&M 2004, p. 211 

"Amerikaanse rechtspraak vergroot ruimte voor forumkeuze in civiele mededingingszaken", M&M 2003, p. 218 

"Onbillijk hoge prijzen als vorm van misbruik van een economische machtspositie onder het Europese en Nederlandse mededingingsrecht", with E.H. Pijnacker Hordijk, SEW 2002 p. 435 

"Uitbreiding werkingssfeer transparantierichtlijn: eisen aan boekhouding van bepaalde ondernemingen", AM 2001, p. 130