Faculty of Law (Faculteitskamer - A1.01). Topic: Mergers, Standard of Proof, Expert Economic Evidence and Judicial Review in The Netherlands. Doors open from 11.45, lunch will be served.
|Date||2 December 2013|
|Room||Faculty of Law: Oudemanhuispoort - Faculteitskamer - A1.01|
The use of complex econometric modeling as evidence in merger control proceedings is difficult to reconcile with the standard of proof in Dutch administrative law. in the landmark case NUON/Reliant about the merger of two electricity companies the Dutch Trades and Industries Appeals Board dismissed the evidence of the Dutch Competition Authority because it did not consider the results of the econometric model sufficiently robust. Adrienne de Moor-Van Vugt will go into the legal details of the case, discuss the Tetra Laval standard of proof the EU Court of Justice has set and invite you to discuss ways to reconcile legal requirements with economic models.
In preparation you can read two papers:
To download the papers see the links below.
Prof. dr. mr. Adrienne de Moor-Van Vugt is professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam. She is co-director of the Amsterdam Center for Energy Research and research fellow at the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics. Her research interests include regulation and supervision in the gaz and electricity sector, the banking crisis and the rol of national and European banking authorities, state aid under EU law, EU subsidies, and competition law.