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Minos van Joolingen

Minos van Joolingen

Partner at Banning
+31 736 927 752

DLC coordinator for The Netherlands


Recent lectures include: 

  • Conference, “Netherlands as a European base”, 13 September 2018, Singapore (Singapore Business Federation and Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency), subject Doing business in the Netherlands
  • Conference, “Vertical restraints and distribution 2018”, Brussels, 27 June 2018, subject “Vertical Restraints: New Frontier for Damages Actions?”
  • Conference, “European distribution law day”, Brussels, 3 May 2018, Contrast, subject “Implications of the Coty judgement”

Visiting lecturer at various educational institutions, trade associations, The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency and the SME Academy Singapore.

  • Master of Law (LL.M.), European & International Law, Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
  • Postgraduate Competition Law, King’s College London (United Kingdom)

Minos van Joolingen heads the Competition practice group of Banning Advocaten. Minos is an experienced, all round competition lawyer handling cartel, merger control, and international distribution  cases for over twenty years. Minos also worked for many years in Brussels.

He specifically gained a strong reputation in the automotive sector, representing many dealer councils (both European and national), as well as the Dutch automotive trade association on (new) distribution, franchise and agency models and (other) competition law related matters. He is currently involved in various litigation proceedings before the Dutch civil court for a large number of dealer councils and/or dealers, in relation to, inter alia, the diesel emissions scandal and the new Dutch Franchise Act.

He has an established advisory role to many medium to large sized companies in a variety of sectors, such as retail, consumer electronics, construction, fashion and (organic) food, and regularly assists these companies in competition law issues. Additionally, Minos has built a broad compliance practice together with Martijn, consisting of the roll out and continuous monitoring of full package and sector specific compliance programs for multinationals and trade associations.

Minos is co-author of the 2018 published book “Distributieovereenkomsten EU – België – Nederland”, dealing with all aspects of competition law and distribution agreements in the EU, The Netherlands and Belgium. Following the entry into force of the new Dutch Franchise Act, Minos and Sophia co-authored a landmark article on the applicability of the Franchise Act to dealer contracts, which was published in April 2021.

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