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Liberius welcomes a new EU Competition Partner in Brussels

Liberius welcomes Jurgen Smits as a Partner in its Brussels-based EU & Competition Practice Group. Jurgen joins from HEINEKEN International, where he was Global Head of Competi…

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Liberius welcomes a new EU Competition and Regulatory Partner in Brussels

Liberius welcomes Wilko van Weert as a Partner in its Brussels-based EU & Competition Practice Group. Wilko specialises in EU competition and regulatory matters, with a pr…

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Eversheds welcomes new partner in Brussels

Eversheds Sutherland has announced the strategic international hire of Marjolein De Backer as a Partner in its Competition, Trade & Foreign Investment practice in Brussels.

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The EU’s Digital Markets Act gets implemented in Belgian nat…

The Regulation (EU) 2022/1925 on contestable and fair markets in the digita…

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15/05/24
Nouvelles dispositions restreignant le cadre des relations B…

Depuis 2019, le législateur belge a entamé l’adoption de réglementations de…

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Each day we publish several articles written by legal and tax specialists from law firms, notaries offices, the legal departments from payroll agencies and tax consultants.

It is the perfect way for lawyers at the Bar, in-house counsel, barristers, solicitors, notaries, bailiffs, paralegals and any other legal professional with an interest in Belgian and European law to keep informed of new legislative initiatives, case law, legal doctrine and all other legal developments on the Belgian legal scene!

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EU - What to expect during dawn raids under the DMA, the DSA, and the draft AI Act

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How to Comply with Data Protection Requirements in Competition Dawn Raids and Investigations

Investigations into suspected competition law infringements almost invariably involve an analysis of very significant quantities of data generated and…

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Belgian Competition Authority authorises sale of 54 Louis Delhaize supermarkets to Colruyt

On 12 April 2024, the Belgian Competition Authority authorised the sale of 54 of 57 Louis Delhaize supermarkets under the brand Smatch, Match and Loui…

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Tips & tricks for cooperating with the forensic IT team during competition law or regulatory investigation…

Companies facing investigations from competition or regulatory authorities frequently require the support of forensic experts, for instance to respond…

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Forensic Finesse: Navigating Competition and Regulatory Dawn Raids and Requests for Information

Professionals who are navigating competition and regulatory investigations - whether triggered by complaints, self-referral, market monitoring, merger…

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New guidelines for the Belgian rules on foreign direct investment

Since 1 July 2023, the Belgian rules on the screening of foreign direct investments (“FDI”) have been in force. As the decisions of the Interfederal S…

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Franchisors get ready: on 1 September 2024 the new Belgian Act on pre-contractual information documentation ta…

The Belgian Act on precontractual information obligations in commercial cooperation agreements included in Book X of the Belgian Code of Economic Law …

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Revised European Commission Notice on the definition of the relevant market for the purposes of Union competit…

On 8 February 2024, the Commission adopted its revised Notice on the definition of the relevant market for the purposes of Union competition law. The …

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A New European Commission Proposal on Foreign Direct Investment Screening: Towards Greater Harmonization?

On June 20, 2023, the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published a Joint Communication on the E…

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Hospital mergers no longer subject to the Belgian Competition Authority’s prior review

For the past five years there has been an ongoing battle between the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) and the legislator about the BCA’s competen…

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Greenwashing and consumer protection: new European and Belgian rules ahead

In an era where environmental consciousness is at the forefront of global concerns, consumers are increasingly looking for products and services that …

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The new Market definition Notice

On 8th February 2024, the European Commission (the “EC”) Notice on the definition of the relevant market for the purposes of Union competition law pub…

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A Step Forward in Green Marketing Regulation: EU Directives target greenwashing and strengthen requirements fo…

At a time when consumers have become increasingly aware of sustainability issues, it is sometimes difficult to find one’s way through the various gree…

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Belgian Competition Authority publishes study on consumer goods price trends in Belgium and neighbouring count…

Since 2013, the Belgian Competition Authority (the "BCA") has been mandated with additional jurisdiction over competition and price trends.

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Selectie van rechtspraak van het Hof van Justitie op prejudiciële vragen over consumentenrecht

Hieronder vindt u een selectie van rechtspraak van het Hof van Justitie op prejudiciële vragen over het consumentenrecht in 2023.

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Selectie van EU-BE juridische ontwikkelingen

Hieronder vindt u een selectie van recente Belgische en Europese juridische ontwikkelingen tot en met 31 december 2023.

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Selectie nieuwe prejudiciële vragen over consumentenrecht

Hieronder vindt u een selectie van nieuwe prejudiciële vragen over het consumentenrecht uit 2023.

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"Ne bis in idem" kan ook cumul beletten van zware "administratieve" boetes voor oneerlijke handelspraktijken

Naar aanleiding van “Dieselgate”, boog het Hof van Justitie zich over de vraag of Volkswagen voor een oneerlijke handelspraktijk kon worden veroordeel…

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La directive Greenwashing enfin adoptée

« Vert », « écologique », « respecte la nature », « protège l’environnement », « neutre en carbone ». Les allégations environnementales utilisées par …

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When Talking Things Through Is the Problem, Not the Solution: The European Commission’s Updated Guidance on In…

The European Commission recently revised its Guidelines on Horizontal Cooperation Agreements. This is the third in a series of alerts in which we prov…

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