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Regulated Markets Lawyers

Companies that are active in the energy, post, telecommunications, media and healthcare sectors are increasingly confronted not only with European and Dutch competition law, but also with sector-specific regulations and special regulatory authorities. The reason is often the public interest, the utility function or the network character of these sectors.

Regulatory authorities such as the Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority (OPTA), the Office of Energy Regulation (DTe) and the Dutch Care Authority (NZa) have powers in certain circumstances to intervene in a company's policy, such as with regard to pricing policy, the way in which a product is marketed and the provision of information for customers. This can of course have far-reaching consequences for a company.

Our Competition Law specialists at CMS have a thorough knowledge of these sector-specific regulations. We advise companies that are active in a variety of regulated markets and promote their interests in proceedings before the various regulatory authorities. We also conduct litigation on behalf of clients in sector-specific proceedings with national and other judicial authorities.

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Edmon-Oude-Elferink-CMS-NL
Edmon Oude Elferink
Part­ner
Attorney-at-law
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Edmon Oude Elferink (Dutch – born 1975) works as a lawyer in the Competition & EU law practice. He is based at the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels, Belgium.Edmon has broad expertise in EU law and competition...
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Robert Bosman
Part­ner
Attorney-at-law
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Robert Bosman qualified in 1981 and has been working in our Brussels office since 1986, where he manages the international practice group for EU and competition law. The Brussels office works closely...
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Elisabeth Elias
Attorney-at-law
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Elisabeth Elias has been a qualified lawyer since 1996 and joined our Competition & European practice group at the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels in 2002. The Brussels EU Law office works closely with...
Roderick-Nieuwmeyer-CMS-NL
Roderick Nieuwmeyer
Attorney-at-law
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Roderick Nieuwmeyer works as an attorney-at-law (advocaat) in the Competition & EU Practice Group. He is based in the CMS EU Law office in Brussels and the CMS office in Amsterdam.Roderick has extensive...
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Annemieke Hazelhoff
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Annemieke Hazelhoff is a lawyer in the Competition & EU Practice Area Group. She shares her time between the CMS EU Law office in Brussels and the CMS office in Amsterdam. The Brussels office works closely...