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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.

CJEU gives guidance on self-cleaning in relation to competition law infringements
News - 08 November 2018

CJEU gives guidance on self-cleaning in relation to competition law infringements

In a recent judgement of 24 October 2018 (n° C-124/17, Vossloh Laeis GmbH v. Stadtwerke München GmbH), the European Court of Justice (CJEU) answers two important...
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Two Belgian Acts implementing/supplementing the GDPR adopted
Article - 29 August 2018

Two Belgian Acts implementing / supplementing the GDPR adopted

The process for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is occurring in two phases in Belgium.
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Man pressing a privacy shield
Article - 22 August 2018

EU-US Privacy Shield on the chopping block?

The EU – US Privacy Shield was adopted in July 2016 as a replacement of the Safe Harbor regime, which was struck down by the EU Court of Justice (CJEU). Both...
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Compliance Handbook
Article - 24 April 2018

Compliance Handbook

Compliance has become a hot topic in today’s business conduct.
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EU Court of Justice allows restrictions on third-party websites in distribution of luxury products

EU Court of Justice allows restrictions on third-party websites in distribution of luxury products

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Integrated approach

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.