Competition & Regulatory
Competition law affects your company from its top-level strategic objectives to its day-to-day commercial decisions. To succeed in a competitive world, your company will innovate, merge with other businesses or create strategic alliances. You may need to share information and work together both with competitors and non-competitors alike. We can assist you in achieving this, within the boundaries of competition law compliance.
EU Court of Justice allows restrictions on third-party websites in distribution of luxury products
Belgian and European Fines for Non-Compliance with Standstill Obligation (“gun -jumping”)
Do I need to notify this transaction for merger control clearance? What are the chances that the competition authority will clear our transaction? Am I allowed to cooperate with my competitor for R&D or to jointly distribute our products? What resale price policy may I impose on my distributors? How can I implement competition law compliance within my company? Which is the better fit for my company: selective or exclusive distribution? Officers of the Belgian Competition Authority or European Commission present themselves to search my company’s offices for evidence of cartel infringements, what do I do?
Every company will face these and many other competition law questions, whether at the national or EU level. Very often the way in which these issues are handled will prove to be deal makers or deal breakers in your commercial transactions. In addition, antitrust or abuse of dominance investigations can seriously affect your company’s public image and lead to very high fines.
Clear-cut answers and solution driven advice
Our team of dedicated advisers is happy to assist you in dealing with the competition authorities and helps you to ensure full compliance of your company with those complex competition rules.
We aim to establish long-term, sustainable client relations in order to provide personal and client-tailored advice. Our specialist lawyers provide clear-cut and pragmatic answers to assist you in making the right decisions. We do not stop at identifying the problem, but strive to deliver solutions in a complex legal and business environment.
Sector knowledge and integrated approach
Our clients value our sector-specific knowledge. Applying competition law with the knowledge of trends and developments in a specific sector fosters accurate, pragmatic and solution-driven advice. Over the years we have gathered profound knowledge of the energy, automotive, healthcare & life sciences, food & beverages and real estate sectors. Our competition law team closely cooperates with national and international experts from other areas such as litigation, commercial law, corporate tax, corporate law, real estate and IP to offer an integrated approach to your legal needs.
ThomasVerstraetenAttorney at law Counsel
Thomas Verstraeten is of counsel to our Brussels office. He is a member of the Competition & Regulatory and the Utilities & Energy Teams in Brussels.T: +32 2 773 23 44 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
ChristineDelagayeAttorney at law Associate
Christine Delagaye is a member of the Loyens & Loeff Corporate & M&A Practice Group in Belgium and a member of the Energy & Utilities and Competition & Regulatory Teams. She is an associate in our office in Brussels.T: +32 2 743 43 61 E: email@example.com
ThomasChellingsworthAttorney at law Local Partner
Thomas Chellingsworth is a local partner in our Brussels office. He is recognised as a leading energy law expert, with extensive experience of electricity and gas projects and litigation. He heads our Energy & Utilities and Competition & Regulatory Teams.T: + 32 2 743 43 43 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
BramDevliesAttorney at law Associate
Bram Devlies is a member of the Loyens & Loeff Energy & Utilities and Competition & Regulatory Teams in Belgium. He is an associate in our Brussels office.T: +32 2 743 43 59 E: email@example.com