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EU Commission Adopts New Rules for Distribution Agreements: What’s to Come for Distribution Relationships in the Digital Age?

EU Commission Adopts New Rules for Distribution Agreements: What’s to Come for Distribution Relationships in the Digital Age?
18/05/2022

On May 10, 2022, the European Commission adopted the new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and accompanying Vertical Guidelines. The new rules take into account the specific challenges brought 

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The EU nears new rules to curb unfair competition from foreign subsidies

The EU nears new rules to curb unfair competition from foreign subsidies
16/05/2022

The EU is on course to secure new powers that will enable the Commission to review market-distorting subsidies from outside the block. The EC’s much debated proposal, published last year (see our reporting here), aims to fill a gap in the EC’s policy toolbox

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New Vertical Block Exemption Regulation – What are the main changes?

New Vertical Block Exemption Regulation – What are the main changes?
11/05/2022

On 10 May 2022, the EU Commission adopted new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and Vertical Guidelines following a thorough evaluation and review which started in 2018.

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Omnibus Directive finally transposed into Belgian law

Omnibus Directive finally transposed into Belgian law
11/05/2022

The Belgian Parliament adopted the Act that transposes the European Omnibus Directive N° 2019/2161, which aims at better enforcement and modernisation of consumer protection rules. 

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Price increases in commercial contracts in wartime and post COVID-19

Price increases in commercial contracts in wartime and post COVID-19
10/05/2022

Supply-chain problems post COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine are key factors for price increases currently affecting most industries. Undertakings that supply products and services should check their commercial agreements to ascertain to what extent they can increase the price 

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New consumer guarantees and digital content rules as from 1 June 2022

New consumer guarantees and digital content rules as from 1 June 2022
28/04/2022

On 1 June 2022, the new Belgian rules on consumer guarantees and digital content and services will enter into effect. With the new rules, Belgium has finally transposed EU Directive 2019/770 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content 

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New consumer guarantees and digital content rules as from 1 June 2022

New consumer guarantees and digital content rules as from 1 June 2022
28/04/2022

On 1 June 2022, the new Belgian rules on consumer guarantees and digital content and services will enter into effect. With the new rules, Belgium has finally transposed EU Directive 2019/770 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content 

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Un bouton « je paye » est-il obligatoire sur les sites de commerce électronique ?

Un bouton « je paye » est-il obligatoire sur les sites de commerce électronique ?
19/04/2022

Contrat par voie électronique : pour pouvoir être valablement lié par un tel contrat, le consommateur doit comprendre sans ambiguïté à partir de la seule mention figurant sur le bouton de commande qu’il sera obligé de payer dès qu’il cliquera sur ce bouton.

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Modernisation of consumer law through the harmonisation of contracts for the sale of goods

Modernisation of consumer law through the harmonisation of contracts for the sale of goods
07/04/2022

On 31 March 2022, a legislative Act that makes considerable changes to the sale of consumer goods was published in the Belgian State Gazette. This law transposes into Belgian legislation two European directives

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Mrs. Annick Mottet Haugaard

Belgian B2C guarantee regime revised : new challenges for businesses
06/04/2022

A little late given transposition deadlines, Belgium has finally adopted an Act transposing two Directives relating to the sale of consumer goods : 

 

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