01 Jan 2007

Healthcare mergers. On 27 and 28 November 2007 Lexonomics gave presentations on mergers in the cure and the care sector as part of the 3-days course “Health care and the NMa” that was organised by the “Studiecentrum voor Bedrijf en Overheid”.

Non-horizontal mergers. On 11 October Theon van Dijk gave a presentation on the draft EC guidelines on non-horizontal mergers at the 5th annual conference Competition Law Developments 2007.

New partner. As from September 2007, Jonas Rosenstok works together with Lexonomics on regulation and competition cases. Jonas worked for almost 3 years with the Dutch telecoms regulator OPTA, where he was a member of the Economic Analysis Team and where he specialised in the broadcast sector.

Vox article on private enforcement. Together with Frank Verboven, Theon van Dijk has written a commentary on the private enforcement of EC competition rules for Vox, a “policy portal featuring research-based analysis and commentary from Europe’s leading economists”.

CSM/Royal Cosun. After an in-depth investigation in the licensing phase, on 20 April 2007 the NMa cleared without remedies the acquisition of CSM sugar by Royal Cosun. Lexonomics provided economic advise to both parties.

Mergers in regulated sectors. On 17 April 2007, Theon van Dijk gave a presentation at the 6th Markt & Mededinging conference in The Hague. Topic of his presentation was “Mergers in Regulated Sectors”.

Price discrimination. On 16 March 2007, Theon van Dijk gave a presentation at the ACLE Workshop on Strategic Firm-Authority Interaction in Antitrust, Merger Control and Regulation. Title of his presentation was “Banning price discrimination by dominant firms”.