Mededingingsrecht


State aid: Amendments to the European Commission's Temporary Crisis Framework in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

State aid: Amendments to the European Commission's Temporary Crisis Framework in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine
05/08/2022

On 20 July 2022, the European Commission adopted an amendment to the Temporary Crisis Framework for State aid measures to support the economy following Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

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Mededingingsrecht strakker geregeld na de omzetting van de ECN+ Richtlijn

Mededingingsrecht strakker geregeld na de omzetting van de ECN+ Richtlijn
22/07/2022

Het Belgische mededingingsrecht onderging een belangrijke hervorming met de wet van 28 februari 2022 tot omzetting van de ECN+ Richtlijn die op 17 maart 2022 in werking trad.  In deze bijdrage gaan we na wat daarvan de gevolgen zijn.

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Commission decision on the Finnish recapitalisation of Finnair

Commission decision on the Finnish recapitalisation of Finnair
21/07/2022

On 22 June 2022, the General Court of the EU confirmed the legality of the European Commission decision of 9 June 2020 approving the public recapitalisation of Finnair for an amount of around EUR 500 million.

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EU Institutions Reach Agreement on Foreign Subsidies Regulation

EU Institutions Reach Agreement on Foreign Subsidies Regulation
20/07/2022

On June 30, 2022, the EU co-legislators (the European Parliament and the Council) reached agreement on a new, far-reaching Regulation aimed at tackling the distortive effects of subsidies from non-EU governments in the EU internal market

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Qualcomm high-profile decision annulled: how the General Court is putting pressure on the Commission to strengthen its demonstration of anticompetitive effects

Qualcomm high-profile decision annulled: how the General Court is putting pressure on the Commission to strengthen its demonstration of anticompetitive effects
04/07/2022

In a long-awaited judgment handed down on 15 June 2022, the General Court struck down the European Commission’s decision issued against Qualcomm in January 2018. 

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The Omnibus Act: more transparency for consumers

The Omnibus Act: more transparency for consumers
22/06/2022

On 28 May 2022, the Belgian law transposing EU Directive 2019/2161 into the Code of Economic Law (CEL) entered into force (the “Omnibus Act”). The Omnibus Act aims to modernise consumer protection given the increasing development of e-commerce.

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The General Court of the EU confirms the recovery of aid to Tirrenia di Navigazione

The General Court of the EU confirms the recovery of aid to Tirrenia di Navigazione
21/06/2022

On 18 May 2022, the General Court of the EU confirmed the legality of the European Commission's decision of 2 March 2020 concerning the recovery of illegal and incompatible aid granted by Italy to the former Tirrenia di Navigazione SpA group for one of its subsidiaries

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The DMA is here – What’s next?

The DMA is here – What’s next?
13/06/2022

Following political agreement on the text in March, the DMA should enter into force in October 2022 and apply from Spring 2023 (see the latest public version here).

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Supply and distribution agreements | Adapted competition rules as from 1 June!

Supply and distribution agreements | Adapted competition rules as from 1 June!
01/06/2022

The European Commission has adopted a new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (‘VBER’) accompanied by new Vertical Guidelines. This Regulation (EU/2022/720) enters into force on 1 June 2022.

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Ten key takeaways of the draft revision for the EU merger control procedure

Ten key takeaways of the draft revision for the EU merger control procedure
24/05/2022

Following its evaluation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU merger control, on 6 May 2022 the European Commission published drafts for a revised Merger Implementing Regulation (including Form CO and Short Form CO drafts)

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