Contributed By Nysingh Advocaten-Notarissen N.V
Companies are required to co-operate with the ACM investigations and, if so requested, produce the documents within the scope of the investigation, and the ACM is authorised to demand the inspection of any type of business data or document. Also, it has jurisdiction over practices that affect the market in the Netherlands, irrespective of where the companies involved are located. Therefore, the authority has the power to request the provision of information of companies located outside the Netherlands. The General Administrative Law Act also does not limit these powers to companies located in the Netherlands. Where needed, the ACM may request the assistance of other competition authorities.