欧文博睿

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荷兰语
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欧文博睿(Walter van Overbeek)的执业领域为商业方面,他专长于合同法、诉讼和竞争法。欧文律师就生产、销售、代理等事项提供咨询和诉讼服务。他经常协助制造商、进口商和零售商解决他们与业务链中其他方的纠纷案。2012年至2015年,欧文律师曾担任昊博的管理合伙人。他也是汽车工业团队的主管合伙人,主要代表奢侈消费品的制造商和进口商。他曾成功协助过多个分销网络重组,经常帮助制造商协调不同国家的多个大型项目。

欧文律师在其执业领域中解决了许多重要的法律纠纷。他还时常代表起诉非授权网络经销商的诉讼,所涉产品包括通过特定分销系统在欧盟境内销售的汽车、自行车、电子产品和化妆品等。在多个行业(包括食品和饮料等)全渠道零售领域方面他具有丰富的经验,为客户提供法律咨询。欧文律师是阿姆斯特丹自由大学“Zuidas大师”商业合同的客座讲师,并撰写了多本出版物。他还作为演讲嘉宾出席过多个会议,其中包括汽车行业的竞争法年会。他曾在布鲁塞尔工作了五年,执业方向为欧盟竞争法。

资格和经验

  • 乌特勒支大学,荷兰法(优异生)
  • 赫尔大学,法学硕士(国际商法,优异生)
  • Advised ZWIN B.V., Aletschwald B.V., Michel Kerres Management B.V. and KERAM OG B.V. on the sale of the Limburg BMW dealer group Keram (K2M Holding B.V. and its affiliates) and the real estate property owned by the group to Emil Frey (Ekris).
  • Early 2017, Profile launced a campaign in which it alleged that 'Profile Brand Service' (Profile Merkonderhoud) was much cheaper (up to 28%) than the service of the authorised repairers. It did not use and trademark rights of car manufacturers.

    Again, Houthoff acted on behalf of 18 car manufacturers and made an end to the Profile campaign, as Profile was unable to demonstrate that it was always much cheaper than the authorised repairers.

  • Car importers usually appoint two types of repairers: those that also sell new vehicles on the basis of a dealer agreement and stand-alone repairers, that only repair vehicles. Obviously, the temptation for the latter to also sell new vehicles is big. In a recent case, where a Hyundai repairer sold new vehicles without a dealer agreement, the importer terminated the repairer agreement for cause. The repairer subsequently challenged the validity of the termination, arguing that he acted as an intermediary. Houthoff successfully defended the position of the Hyundai importer; the termination was upheld.

  • The growing importance of e-commerce creates conflicting interests between manufacturers or wholesalers and retailers, particularly if these retailers perceive the activities of their suppliers as unfair competition for their stores. Houthoff has supported the franchisees of one of the Ahold banners in working out a solution that seeks to find a solution for this by introducing rules, a compensation scheme and clear rights and obligations for both parties.

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