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Banning NV

Netherlands > EU and competition Tier 3

Banning NV‘s broad practice covers advisory work (such as vertical agreements and compliance mandates), as well as international civil damages actions and cartel litigation. Minos van Joolingen leads the team, which has a particularly strong presence in the automotive industry; clients in this space include dealer councils of major car brands, trade associations and suppliers. van Joolingen and Sophia Wittkämper are acting for the Dutch dealer association of Opel – and all authorised dealers of these brands appointed in the Netherlands – in extensive civil law proceedings against Opel Nederland B.V. (member of the Stellantis groupe) regarding the applicability of the new Dutch Franchise Act to their relation with dealers. The firm is also defending Fiat, Alfa-Romeo and Lancia Dealer Organisation Nederland (known as FALDON) and its 67 member dealers against allegations of ‘Dieselgate’ fraud brought by a foundation. Elsewhere, the group generates a significant amount of work related to the construction industry and it is also increasingly active in the regulatory postal sector. Martijn Jongmans rejoined the firm from AKD in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Minos van Joolingen

Other key lawyers:


‘I much appreciate the quality of Minos’ work (crisp, to-the-point, smart), his availability, experience in the field, and also that he is a genuinely kind person. I have referred several of our clients to him and received only good feedback.’

‘Very experienced team, very responsive, longstanding cooperation in different (cross-border) engagements.’

‘Minos van Joolingen: excellent, outstanding antitrust lawyer’

‘Banning’s team is very capable of understanding customer needs and converting them into concrete and effective solutions.’

‘In addition to being an excellent lawyer, Mr Van Joolingen is an extremely pleasant person to work with, a sparring partner and a person who proposes workable solutions. Not unimportant, this partner also has a dose of healthy humor.’

‘The person we work with is a top specialist in our sector. He is familiar with the newest national and European developments. Since he has been our advisor for many years now, he knows the context of our organisation. He is always available for quick questions, as well as for strategy and tough negotiations.’

‘Structured team, very professional, supportive, delivers well and quickly. Very nice to work with.’

‘Many law firms are well-prepared and give detailed and exhaustive legal counsel, but Banning’s team are also very friendly and have an informal approach.’

Key clients

Ricoh group


Perfetti van Melle

Dealer council Audi, Volkswagen

Seat Skoda

BOVAG trade association

Hunkemöller International

Zero Motorcycles

BMN (Bouwmaterialen Nederland)

Vogel’s Holding


Van Wijnen group

Vespa Piaggio

Dealer council Citröen/DS

Dealer council Peugeot

Dealer council Faldon (Fiat, Alfa, Romeo, Jeep)




Dealer council Opel

Brand Loyalty

Belron Netherlands

European Dealer council (Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda)

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment Marcus de Bont
EU and competition Minos van Joolingen
EU and competition Martijn Jongmans
Insolvency, restructuring and finance Matthijs Steenpoorte
Insolvency, restructuring and finance Jan Stadig
Mergers and acquisitions Henk Brat
Mergers and acquisitions Jan-Willem Reesink
Public procurement Martijn Jongmans
Compensation & Benefits Jan-Willem De Tombe
Real estate Arjen de Bruijn
Supreme Court litigation Marc Janssen
Intellectual Property Ranee van der Straaten
Number of lawyers : 45
International Bar Association
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle
Dutch Competition Association
Dutch Energy Association
International Trademark Association
European Communities Trade Mark Association
Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats
Association of European Trade Mark Owners
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle
Inter-Pacific Bar Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
International Fiscal Association
Other offices : Amsterdam