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Wouters and Others (Case C-309/99)

Eva van der Zee

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2023

1 In its judgment in Wouters, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘Court’) held that the decision of an association of undertakings (the Dutch Bar Association) which restricted competition—banning multi-disciplinary practices—was justified in deeming it necessary to achieve a legitimate objective (to ensure that the ultimate consumers of legal services and the sound administration of justice are provided with the necessary guarantees in relation to integrity and experience). As such, the Court concluded that the decision did not infringe Article 101(1)...
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