DISTRIBUTION / CONCURRENCE / CONSOMMATION


VBER: The road ahead - Impact en wijzigingen van de nieuwe draft VBER

VBER: The road ahead - Impact en wijzigingen van de nieuwe draft VBER
14/10/2021

We hebben nog maar net de nieuwe Belgische B2B-regels verorberd, of er komt al een nieuwe lading Europees contractenrecht op ons af.  Europees distributierecht om precies te zijn.

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Du changement en perspective pour le ciblage publicitaire en ligne !

Du changement en perspective pour le ciblage publicitaire en ligne !
08/10/2021

En 2019, et ce pour la première fois en Europe, la publicité traditionnelle a été détrônée par la publicité en ligne en matière d’investissement.

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Ready for a (home) search by the competition authority?

Ready for a (home) search by the competition authority?
07/10/2021

Dawn raids are unannounced searches via which a competition authority verifies whether its suspicions that competition law has been violated are indeed justified. The searches are traditionally done in the offices of the company or professional association under investigation. Not only business premises but also company cars can be searched. However, a competition authority also has the power to conduct searches in private homes (and private cars) of e.g. the managers, directors or other personnel members of the company or association. For this they must have a reasonable suspicion that documents which are relevant for the investigation are located in those places. Moreover, they require a prior court authorisation for doing such searches.

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La pharmacie en ligne française sur le point d’imploser ?

La pharmacie en ligne française sur le point d’imploser ?
07/10/2021

Un récent arrêt de la Cour d’appel de Paris déclenche des commentaires passionnés et parfois belliqueux. Les pharmaciens français sont-ils vraiment sur le point de se faire manger par une concurrence qualifiée de « déloyale » de la part de sites établis dans d’autres Etats membres ? Décryptage d’un arrêt complexe et d’une question qui l’est tout autant.

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A clear position of the ECJ: zero support for zero tariff options

A clear position of the ECJ: zero support for zero tariff options
04/10/2021

A zero tariff option is a commercial practice whereby an internet access provider applies a ‘zero tariff’ (or a tariff that is more advantageous) to all or part of the data traffic associated

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Legislator tightens screws on late paying companies - payment periods limited to 60 days maximum including verification period

Legislator tightens screws on late paying companies - payment periods limited to 60 days maximum including verification period
01/10/2021

The law of 2 August 2002 (FR/NL) on combating late payment between companies will soon celebrate its 20th anniversary. Surprisingly, despite its age, the legislator still makes regular adjustments to it.

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Competition policy in support of Europe's Green ambition

Competition policy in support of Europe's Green ambition
29/09/2021

On 10 September 2021, the EU watchdog for competition, the Directorate-General Competition (“DG COMP”) of the European Commission, published the main results of the public consultation launched in 2020

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Proposal for a Belgian law on the control of foreign direct investments in strategic sectors

Proposal for a Belgian law on the control of foreign direct investments in strategic sectors
03/09/2021

The law proposal, tabled on 23 February 2021 by the Federal Government, aims at including in the Belgian Code of Economic Law a mechanism for screening foreign direct investments in a Belgian company active in a strategic sector

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“Ticking the box” voor je distributieovereenkomsten

“Ticking the box” voor je distributieovereenkomsten
02/09/2021

De Europese Commissie zou duale distributie in de toekomst aan bijkomende voorwaarden willen onderwerpen om te kunnen genieten van de Verticale Groepsvrijstelling.

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Betere bescherming voor kmo’s: verstrenging van de maximale contractuele betalingstermijn

Betere bescherming voor kmo’s: verstrenging van de maximale contractuele betalingstermijn
20/08/2021

De Belgische wetgever heeft op 15 juli 2021 een nieuwe wet gestemd tot wijziging van de wet betalingsachterstand van 2 augustus 2002. Na de eerdere wetswijziging in 2020 achtte de wetgever een verdere aanscherping van de regels gewenst.

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