ACM in 2019 imposed fines totaling approximately 17 million euros and launched 91 investigations
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) in 2019 imposed 18 fines on undertakings and executives, totaling approximately 17 million euros. In 2018, ACM imposed three fines totaling 620,000 euros. In addition, ACM in 2019 imposed 12 orders subject to periodic penalty payments (compared with one in 2018). Moreover, ACM in 2019 launched 91 investigations (68 in 2018).
In 2019, approximately three in four cases of ACM’s decisions that were brought to the highest administrative-law court in the Netherlands (CBb) have been upheld, either in full or at least their most important elements. ACM’s interventions have saved Dutch society approximately 750 million euros in 2019. These are some of the results in the 2019 ACM Annual Report, which was published today.