Droit de la concurrence


The creation of loco-regional hospital networks exempt from the Belgian competition law rules on merger control

The creation of loco-regional hospital networks exempt from the Belgian competition law rules on merger control
07/05/2021

The new Belgian Act of 29 March 2021 explicitly and generally exempts operations creating loco-regional hospital networks from the notification obligation to the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) 

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Mr. Peter Wytinck

Openbaarmaking en bedrijfsgeheimen, waar ligt de grens?
30/04/2021

De Voorzitter van de Ondernemingsrechtbank te Brussel, zetelend zoals in kortgeding, heeft geoordeeld dat de openbaarmaking van een geheim productieproces door een ex-werknemer aan een concurrerende onderneming

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Actions en dommages et intérêts pour infraction au droit de la concurrence – protégez vos arrières

Actions en dommages et intérêts pour infraction au droit de la concurrence – protégez vos arrières
01/04/2021

Vu l’obligation de télétravail qui est de mise depuis un bon bout de temps, vous oubliez votre badge lorsque vous retournez au bureau pour la première fois. Heureusement, l’agent de sécurité vous laisse entrer.

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Priorities of the Belgian Competition Authority for 2021

Priorities of the Belgian Competition Authority for 2021
18/03/2021

On 10 March 2021, the Belgian Competition Authority issued its annual communication setting out its policy priorities for the current year.

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Google closes its acquisition of Fitbit following European Commission conditional clearance

Google closes its acquisition of Fitbit following European Commission conditional clearance
30/01/2021

Earlier this month Google closed its acquisition of Fitbit, following an in-depth investigation by the European Commission resulting in conditional clearance late in 2020.

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Ms. Carmen Verdonck

Dawn raid’s illegality does not automatically void the subsequent request for information
13/01/2021

Brussels Markets Courts confirms two-step test for determining the effects of a dawn raid’s illegality.

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Mr. Peter Wytinck

Overzicht van EU-BE juridische ontwikkelingen
29/12/2020

U vindt hieronder een overzicht van recente juridische ontwikkeling op Europees en Belgisch niveau.

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The effect of the B2B law on your general terms and conditions

The effect of the B2B law on your general terms and conditions
24/12/2020

The B2B law inevitably has an important effect on the general terms and conditions of your agreements. In this section of our practical guide we explain why. You will find out how important it is to review your general terms 

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Ms. Carmen Verdonck

The Belgian Competition Authority suspects Caudalie of imposing minimum resale prices on its distributors by determining a maximum discount level and of limiting its distributors’ active and passive online sales
24/12/2020

Over the last 4 years, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) has increasingly scrutinised anticompetitive restraints in vertical agreements and assessed these restraints under Article IV.1 of the Belgian Code of Economic Law and Article 101 TFEU.

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Mr. Peter Wytinck

Beperking van persvrijheid – Laster van concurrerend persorgaan kan oneerlijke marktpraktijk uitmaken
01/12/2020

Rechtbank van Koophandel te Luik1 oordeelt dat het opzetten van een lastercampagne een oneerlijke marktpraktijk uitmaakt indien deze erop is gericht om de inkomstbronnen van een concurrerend persorgaan te laten opdrogen en te proberen de redactionele lijn te wijzigen. 

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