Competition law


Belgian Competition Authority issues guidelines for professional associations on exchanging information

Belgian Competition Authority issues guidelines for professional associations on exchanging information
02/12/2019

The guide, published on 6 October 2019 and available in French and Dutch, aims to provide professional associations with guidance on the type of information that can lawfully be exchanged between their members and the tools that can be made available to members of associations in order to help them set their prices.

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Criticizing your competitor on its blog could cost you EUR 1,500!

Criticizing your competitor on its blog could cost you EUR 1,500!
27/11/2019

Recently, the Antwerp Enterprise Court had to decide whether a Dutch undertaking was liable for criticizing a Belgian competitor on that competitor’s own blog. The court held the Dutch undertaking liable and ordered it to pay EUR 1,500 in damages.

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Belgian Competition Authority publishes a guide on the exchange of information in the framework of professional associations

Belgian Competition Authority publishes a guide on the exchange of information in the framework of professional associations
07/10/2019

On 6th October 2019, the Belgian Competition Authority (the « Authority ») published on its website a guide on the exchange of information in the framework of professional associations. To this day, the guide has been published in Dutch and French versions.

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Mr. Peter Wytinck

Bedrijfsgeheimen en ex-werknemers
23/08/2019

Een vaak voorkomend probleem bij het vertrek van werknemers is de know-how die ze hebben opgebouwd in het bedrijf en meenemen naar een nieuw bedrijf. In welke mate mag hiervan gebruik gemaakt worden?

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Mr. Peter Wytinck

Nieuwe wet op misbruik economische afhankelijkheid, onrechtmatige bedingen en oneerlijke marktpraktijken tussen ondernemingen
19/08/2019

Bij wet van 4 april 2019 heeft de Belgische wetgever drie reeksen van nieuwe praktijken gereglementeerd: Een verbod op misbruik van economische afhankelijkheid (inwerkingtreding 1 juni 2020); Een verbod op oneerlijke bedingen in B2B (inwerkingtreding 1 december 2020 voor toekomstige contracten of wijzigingen of verlengingen van bestaande contracten);

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Competition law scrutiny on tech giants spills over to the other side of the Atlantic (and the rest of the globe?)

Competition law scrutiny on tech giants spills over to the other side of the Atlantic (and the rest of the globe?)
05/08/2019

It’s official now: tech giants such as ‘GAFA’ (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple) have now caught the eye of the competition (antitrust) authorities in their native United States as well.

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Reform of Belgian Competition Law

Reform of Belgian Competition Law
05/07/2019

On 25 April 2019, the Chamber of Representatives of the federal Parliament approved in plenary session a bill reforming Book IV of the Code of Economic Law (Wetboek van Economisch Recht / Code de droit économique) (“CEL”)

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Belgian Competition Authority publishes 2018 Annual Report

Belgian Competition Authority publishes 2018 Annual Report
24/06/2019

On 17 June 2019, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) published its Annual Report for 2018. This document, which is available in French and Dutch, also includes an Annex on the enforcement priorities for 2019

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The Belgian Competition Authority condemns the Order of Pharmacists for hindering Medi-Market's development

The Belgian Competition Authority condemns the Order of Pharmacists for hindering Medi-Market's development
18/06/2019

On 28 May 2019, the Belgian Competition Authority ruled that the Order of Pharmacists had used its influence to hinder the business activities of the innovative pharmacy and parapharmacy chain MediCare-Market. 

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Non-concurrence : le profil Linkedin peut-il servir de preuve ?

Non-concurrence : le profil Linkedin peut-il servir de preuve ?
30/05/2019

LinkedIn vous informe de la carrière de vos ex-employés. Ce site peut-il servir de preuve à une violation de la clause de non-concurrence ?

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