Stefan Molin specialises in EU and competition law. In 2016, he became a partner in the competition and regulation practice of De Brauw. His practice ranges from merger control cases and distribution disputes to antitrust investigations before the European Commission and the Dutch Competition Authority. He also litigates before European and national courts, and has been involved in global cartel investigations before the competition authorities of all major jurisdictions. His clients include a number of major Dutch listed companies.
Cartels are a surprisingly persistent feature of economic life. The temptation to rig the game in one’s favour is constant, particularly when demand conditions are weak and the product in question is an undifferentiated commodity.