Dutch agent network NVM fined for misusing market position

12 Jan 2015

Dutch real estate agent network Nederlandse Vereniging van Makelaars (NVM), owner of Netherland’s dominant real estate site Funda.nl, must pay compensation of €2.3 million ($2.7 million U.S.) to a bankrupt software company NPC for unlawfully pushing it out of the market, a Dutch court ruled.

HPC provided real estate agents with software on supply and demand in the housing market since the 1980s

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Anastasia Gnezditskaia

Anastasia Gnezditskaia is a writer / analyst covering France, Benelux and Morocco. Originally from Moscow and now based in Antwerp, Belgium, she has a background working for trade publications covering markets and their regulation. With a doctoral degree in political economy from Central European University, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she lived for 10 years. Following this she managed international development projects in Africa at the World Bank, and worked as a journalist covering Congress, federal government agencies and financial markets, including energy futures in North America.