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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.

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Publications: 22 July 2022

EU institutions give final approval to rules for “gatekeeper” digital platforms

The European Parliament and the Council of the EU have adopted the final text of the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which will introduce new rules for the digital economy.

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Publications: 07 July 2022

EU regulation on foreign subsidies implications for investors

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Publications: 06 July 2022

Proposal for an EU Regulation on foreign subsidies

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Publications: 29 March 2022

EU institutions announce political agreement on proposed rules for “gatekeeper” digital platforms

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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

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