01 Jan 2013

Exclusive purchase obligations in the Dutch beer market. Following a competitive assessment of the Dutch beer market, on 7 June 2013 the ACM announced that there is no reason to prohibit exclusive purchase obligations in contracts between brewers and outlets. Lexonomics assisted Grolsch by carrying out an economic assessment of the studies that triggered the ACM to look into this market.

Tennet/ABB damages. On 4 February 2013 the Arnhem District Court published its judgement in the Tennet/ABB case. In this case Tennet claimed compensation for damages from ABB because Tennet paid too high prices to ABB for Gas-Insulated Switchgear (GIS). ABB was one of the members of the GIS cartel that was detected and fined by the European Commission. Lexonomics assisted Tennet and its legal advisors by carrying out an economic calculation of the damages.