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Banning NV

Netherlands > EU and competition Tier 4

Banning NV‘s EU and competition practice, which ‘combines a solid knowledge of the Dutch competition law scene with a client-oriented approach’ has particular strengths advising on regulatory aspects of matters, namely those assisting clients in the Dutch automotive industry. Merger control matters are another area of focus; the team has experience advising well-known names before the ACM. ‘Outstanding practitioner’ Minos van Joolingen is at the team’s helm; Martijn Jongmans is also a key practitioner to note.

Practice head(s):

Minos van Joolingen

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is has a broad experience and combines its deep knowledge of competition law with a very healthy dose of pragmatism and responsiveness. It is really on top of things.’

‘The team combines a solid knowledge of the Dutch competition law scene with a client-oriented approach.’

‘Minos Van Joolingen is an outstanding practitioner. We have encountered him mostly in the context of distribution matters in general and automotive issues in particular – Minos’ knowledge therein is outstanding.’

‘Minos van Joolingen’s international experience and in-depth knowledge of competition and automotive law is of distinctive importance. Next to that, he knows how to explain complex issues to all stakeholders.’

‘Minos van Joolingen is driven, has an eye for detail, a practical way of thinking and a comes to a means of resolution.’

‘Minos van Joolingen has gathered a large expertise and automotive network and a good team around it.’

‘We always are happy with the quality of the members of the team.’

‘Minos van Joolingen, is a specialist in competition law with special focus on automotive. He always is up-to-date and his communication skills are very strong. He communicates and negotiates on all levels with lawyers and stakeholders.’

Key clients










Alfa Romeo


BOVAG trade association automotive industry

Belron, Netherlands

Vespa Piaggio

Zero Motorcycles




Hunkemöller International

Ricoh group


Perfetti van Melle

Brand Loyalty


Udea / Ekoplaza

Van Wijnen group




Jaguar Land Rover


Dutch importer of Aiways

Work highlights

  • Advising the Dealer councils of Opel and Peugeot/Citroën in the Netherlands and representing more than 130 dealers involved in relation to the allegations brought by Stichting Diesel Emissions Justice and Stichting Car Claim towards the manufacturers, importers and dealers seeking to obtain compensation for customers  allegedly affected by “dieselgate”.
  • Advising and representing the European Dealer council of Volkswagen and Audi on all dealer and authorised repair related contractual aspects on a frequent basis, including Competition law implications and the introduction of an agency model in Europe.
  • Advising and representing the Jaguar Land Rover European Dealer council on all dealer and authorised repair-related contractual aspects on a frequent basis, including competition law implications and the introduction of an agency model in Europe.
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