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 has joined AIM Group in 2014 as a writer/analyst covering France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe. A Russian living in Antwerp, Belgium, she has a background working for trade publications covering markets and their regulation. She is educated at Moscow State Lomonosov University (MA in psychology) and Central European University (PhD in public policy). After obtaining her doctoral degree, she taught international political economy at George Washington University in Washington DC 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 commodity markets, particularly shale gas development in North America.