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Dr. Robert Hardy, LL.M. (Harvard) is a Local Partner in the firm’s Amsterdam office. He advises clients on matters spanning a wide spectrum of economic sectors, including consumer products, energy, financial services, manufacturing, life sciences, TMT, and transportation.

Robert focuses his practice on:

  • Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation
  • International Trade
  • Regulatory & Compliance.

On May 17, 2022, the European Commission (Commission) announced it had conducted so-called “dawn raids” (i.e., unannounced inspections) at multiple undisclosed companies in the fashion industry in several European Union
Continue Reading European Commission Raids Fashion Companies Over Anti-Competitive Concerns

To make it easier to investigate, prosecute, and punish violations of restrictive measures in all EU Member States, on May 25, 2022, the European Commission (Commission) proposed making the violation
Continue Reading European Commission Proposes Criminalizing Economic Sanctions Violations and Bolsters Asset Recovery Measures

On April 19, 2022, the proposed Dutch Investment Review Act (Wet veiligheidstoets investeringen, fusies and overnames) (Actpassed the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer
Continue Reading Dutch Investment Review Act Passes Dutch House of Representatives

For companies subject to U.S. economic sanctions regimes, compliance is complicated by Regulation (EC) No 2271/96 (EU Blocking Regulation), which was updated in 2018 in light of the U.S. position
Continue Reading Conflicting EU, US Economic Sanctions Regimes: Implications for Multinational Companies

On Jan. 5, Mr. Mohammed Chamin – a Member of the European Parliament and the “rapporteur” on the proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) in the Parliament’s Committee on Environment,
Continue Reading Possible Amendments to EU Proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

In March 2021, the Council of the European Union adopted Directive 2021/514 amending – for the sixth time – Council Directive 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation
Continue Reading EU’s DAC7: New Tax Reporting Obligations for Platform Operators

On Dec. 9, 2021, the European Commission proposed the Platform Work Package, a set of measures intended to improve the working conditions of persons working through “digital labor platforms” in
Continue Reading EU Platform Work Package: What Does It Mean for Platform Businesses?