Mededingingsrecht


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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Une nouvelle directive réprimant les pratiques commerciales déloyales dans le secteur de la distribution alimentaire

Une nouvelle directive réprimant les pratiques commerciales déloyales dans le secteur de la distribution alimentaire
27/05/2019

Un an après la proposition de la Commission européenne, la directive 2019/633 relative aux pratiques commerciales déloyales dans les relations interentreprises dans la chaîne d'approvisionnement agricole et alimentaire vient d’être publiée au Journal Officiel ce 17 avril 2019.

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Belgian competition authority raids retail chains

Belgian competition authority raids retail chains
22/05/2019

It was a blue Monday for a hand full of Belgian retailers on 20 May 2019 when the Belgian competition authority (BCA) conducted dawn raids on undertakings active in the retail distribution sector, which – according to the newpaper de Tijd – included Carrefour.

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Dénigrement en ligne : réagissez !

Dénigrement en ligne : réagissez !
09/05/2019

Le dénigrement en ligne constitue un mal répandu. Internet est aujourd’hui le premier outil d’orientation de la clientèle. Sans surprise, les entreprises en concurrence tentent de s’y démarquer. Au besoin, ces efforts prennent la forme de pratiques de dénigrement de leurs rivaux.

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Reform of Belgian Competition Law – Draft Bill Moves Forward

Reform of Belgian Competition Law – Draft Bill Moves Forward
17/04/2019

On 16 November 2018, the Belgian Council of Ministers adopted a draft Bill (the “Draft Bill”) bringing about a wholesale change of the competition law provisions of the Code of Economic Law (“CEL”) (see, Van Bael & Bellis on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2018, No. 11, p. 3, available at www.vbb.com). When the Belgian government became a caretaker government a few weeks later, the Draft Bill seemed moribund. However, members of parliament recently converted it into a private members’ bill which was introduced in the Federal Chamber of Representatives at the end of February 2019.

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Major change in the regulation of B2B relations- abuse of economic dependence and unfair terms between companies expressly prohibited

Major change in the regulation of B2B relations- abuse of economic dependence and unfair terms between companies expressly prohibited
10/04/2019

Starting from the observation that the current provisions of the Code of Economic Law would not make it possible to ensure an effective level of protection for companies in a position of weakness or even economic dependence on other companies

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Reform of Belgian Competition Law: Draft Bill

Reform of Belgian Competition Law: Draft Bill
13/12/2018

On 16 November 2018, the Belgian Council of Ministers adopted a draft Bill (the “Draft Bill”) amending numerous competition law provisions of the Belgian Code of Economic Law (“CEL”).

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Hoe vrij ben je als dominante onderneming bij het bepalen van je prijzen?

Hoe vrij ben je als dominante onderneming bij het bepalen van je prijzen?
04/10/2018

Je werkt voor een bedrijf dat de onbetwiste marktleider is in zijn branche. In een poging om deze marktpositie optimaal te benutten, stel je aan de raad van bestuur voor om de prijzen aanzienlijk te verhogen voor die producten waarin je bedrijf het grootste marktaandeel heeft. Je maakte de nodige berekeningen en verwacht belangrijke financiële opbrengsten van zulk een verhoging.

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