The future is food

COMPETITION

Our expertise in the area of European and Dutch competition law pertains to the following:

  • Merger control
  • Abuse of dominant position
  • Restrictive practises
  • Sector specific legislation
  • Cartel investigations
  • Action for damages

Defares litigates and advises in all of these areas.

We also focus on compliance with European and national competition rules to avoid or mitigate fines for companies and individuals:

  • Compliance
  • Leniency
  • Audits (quick scan)
  • Dawn raids
  • Mock dawn raids
  • Tailor-made management training
  • Training commercial departments
FOOD SAFETY

We are active in nearly every area of food law:

  • General Food law
  • Veterinary diseases
  • Labelling issues
  • Enforcement by the Dutch Food Authority
  • Productaansprakelijkheid
  • Recalls
  • Tracking and tracing
  • Nutritional and health claims
  • Food inspection/approval
  • Food safety
  • Voorzorg

Defares litigates and advises in all of these areas.

EUROPEAN LAW

We cover nearly every area of European law:

  • Public procurement
  • Overheidsaansprakelijkheid
  • EU trade policy
  • Export refunds
  • Agricultural levies and subsidies
  • State aid
  • SSector-specific regulation with regard to food, agriculture, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications
  • Relationship between European law and national law
  • Free movement of persons, goods, services and capital

Defares litigates and advises in all of these areas.