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On 22 March 2018, the Belgian Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against an interim judgment of the Brussels Court of Appeal on the damages claim introduced by the European Commission.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 28 February 2018, the Brussels Court of Appeal held that the decision of the Belgian Competition Authority to partially lift specific conditions imposed on Kinepolis was poorly reasoned..
Van Bael & Bellis
On 7 December 2017, a Bill on the reform of business law was submitted to the Federal Chamber of Representatives.
Van Bael & Bellis
In this article, we give a factual overview of a significant case development at EU level, and then provide a more detailed analysis of the developments addressed.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 19 April 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a judgment holding that investigations of price discrimination under EU competition law should involve an examination...
Van Bael & Bellis
Under EU case-law, anti-competitive agreements and concerted practices fall within the scope of Article 101 TFEU if there is a sufficient degree of probability that they may have a direct or indirect effect, ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 1 February 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") delivered four judgments dismissing the appeals brought by participants involved in the air freight forwarding cartel.
Van Bael & Bellis
In an interim judgment, the Court partially rejected the arguments of the Claimants.
Van Bael & Bellis
To reach this conclusion, the ECJ examined the conduct concerned in its legal and economic context.
Van Bael & Bellis
However, the Commission's interpretation of the case-law was rejected by the ECJ.
Van Bael & Bellis
The E-commerce Directive prohibits EU Member States from restricting the freedom to provide information society services from another EU Member State.
Van Bael & Bellis
At the outset, AG Wahl made two interesting preliminary comments.
Van Bael & Bellis
Non-compete clauses are commonly used in the context of the acquisition of a business to protect a purchaser's investment.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 27 November 2017, the General Court ("GC") dismissed appeals brought by HeidelbergCement and Schwenk Zement against the European Commission's ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 21 December 2017, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") applied for the first time Article L.464-2 V of the French Code of Commerce allowing for the imposition of fines in cases of procedural obstruction.
Van Bael & Bellis
Under the EU commitment procedure set out in Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003, companies may offer commitments to address the competition concerns identified by the European Commission
Van Bael & Bellis
The fines imposed by the Commission ranged from € 156,000 to € 12,724,000 depending on each individual infringement.
Van Bael & Bellis
In its judgment, the GC held that the Fining Guidelines lay down rules of conduct indicating the approach to be adopted by the Commission and that the Commission cannot depart from them...
Van Bael & Bellis
Under EU case-law, the burden of proof with respect to the establishment of participation by an undertaking in an infringement and liability for all of its constituent elements is on the Commission.
Van Bael & Bellis
The objectives of the EU's common agricultural policy differ from those of EU competition law.
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Van Bael & Bellis
On 19 April 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a judgment holding that investigations of price discrimination under EU competition law should involve an examination...
Van Bael & Bellis
In this article, we give a factual overview of a significant case development at EU level, and then provide a more detailed analysis of the developments addressed.
Van Bael & Bellis
Under EU case-law, the burden of proof with respect to the establishment of participation by an undertaking in an infringement and liability for all of its constituent elements is on the Commission.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 27 November 2017, the General Court ("GC") dismissed appeals brought by HeidelbergCement and Schwenk Zement against the European Commission's ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 23 October 2017, the General Court of the European Union (the "Court") dismissed an action brought by Confédération européenne des associations d'horlogers-réparateurs ("CEAHR") against the European Commission ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 21 December 2017, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") applied for the first time Article L.464-2 V of the French Code of Commerce allowing for the imposition of fines in cases of procedural obstruction.
Van Bael & Bellis
Non-compete clauses are commonly used in the context of the acquisition of a business to protect a purchaser's investment.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 1 February 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") delivered four judgments dismissing the appeals brought by participants involved in the air freight forwarding cartel.
Van Bael & Bellis
The E-commerce Directive prohibits EU Member States from restricting the freedom to provide information society services from another EU Member State.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 7 December 2017, a Bill on the reform of business law was submitted to the Federal Chamber of Representatives.
Van Bael & Bellis
Under EU case-law, anti-competitive agreements and concerted practices fall within the scope of Article 101 TFEU if there is a sufficient degree of probability that they may have a direct or indirect effect, ...
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