Competition law


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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The Belgian Competition Authority approves conditionally the acquisition of RTL Belgium and subsidiaries by DPG Media and Rossel Group

The Belgian Competition Authority approves conditionally the acquisition of RTL Belgium and subsidiaries by DPG Media and Rossel Group
04/04/2022

On 29 March 2022, the Belgian Competition Authority approved under conditions the acquisition by groups DPG Media NV and Rossel & Cie of joint control RTL Belgium SA, Audiopresse SA, New Contact SA, Radio H SA, RTL BELux SA and RTL BELux SA & Cie SECS and indirectly of IPB, Inadi SA and Cobelfra SA.

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Novelties in Belgian competition law

Novelties in Belgian competition law
21/03/2022

By Law of 28 February 2022, the Belgian legislator has transposed the ECN+ Directive that seeks to strengthen national competition authorities. Aside from other substantive changes to the Belgian competition law ruleboo

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Draft revised rules on horizontal cooperation agreements

Draft revised rules on horizontal cooperation agreements
14/03/2022

The European Commission publishes for public consultation revised rules on horizontal cooperation agreements with the stated aim of adapting them to economic and societal developments including the digital and green transition

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The latest modifications of Belgian competition law – What you need to know

The latest modifications of Belgian competition law – What you need to know
28/02/2022

On 24 February 2022, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives approved a modification of Belgian competition law resulting in part from the transposition of EU Directive 2019/1 to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers

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The impact of the implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code in Belgium

The impact of the implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code in Belgium
21/02/2022

At the end of 2021, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives approved the law transposing the European Electronic Communications Code.

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Renewal of the Belgian Competition Authority’s Prosecutor General and assessors

Renewal of the Belgian Competition Authority’s Prosecutor General and assessors
16/02/2022

The Belgian Competition Authority comprises of the Investigation and Prosecution Service, in charge of cases settled and simplified merger control decisions, and the Competition College, a decision-making body for all infringement cases

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