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Belgian Competition Authority Once Again Partially Lifts Kinepolis Merger Commitments
Following the Court's annulment of the 31 May 2017 decision, the BCA reopened the case and adopted a new decision on 26 April 2018.
20 May 2019
Brussels Court Of Appeal Annuls Decision To Lift Kinepolis Merger Conditions
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..
30 Apr 2018
Brussels Court Of Appeal Confirms Decision Of Belgian Competition Authority Rejecting Allegedly Abusive Character Of Bosteels Acquisition By AB InBev
On 28 June 2017, the Brussels Court of Appeal confirmed the decision of the BCA which had rejected the interim measures Brouwerijen Alken-Maes NV requested against the acquisition of Brouwerij Bosteels...
European Union
10 Aug 2017
Belgian Competition Authority Publishes Opinion On Belgian Merger Control Thresholds
The BCA is of the opinion that Belgian notification thresholds should not be increased because they are already relatively high when compared to those neighbouring Member States.
European Union
19 Jun 2017
Belgian Competition Authority Publishes Its 2016 Annual Report
In 2016, the BCA rejected two requests for interim measures.
European Union
24 May 2017
Substantial Changes To The Hungarian Competition Act
On 6 December 2016, the Hungarian Parliament adopted substantial changes to the Hungarian Competition Act, which were published in Hungary's official journal on 15 December 2016.
23 Jan 2017
Belgian Competition Authority Rejects Request For Suspension Of Merger In The Brewing Sector
On 21 November 2016, the Competition College of the Belgian Competition Authority rejected a request of Brouwerijen Alken-Maes to suspend the acquisition of Brouwerij Bosteels by Anheuser-Busch InBev NV.
19 Dec 2016
European Commission Publishes Study On The Passing-On Of Overcharges
A DG Comp public consultation is anticipated on the draft Guidelines.
European Union
18 Nov 2016
Belgian Competition Authority Opens Phase II Investigation Into Acquisition Of Four Utopolis Cinema Complexes By Kinepolis
On 30 November 2015, the Belgian Competition Authority (Belgische Mededingingsautoriteit/Autorité Belge de la Concurrence – the "BCA") decided to open an in-depth investigation into the acquisition by Kinepolis of four cinema complexes currently owned by Utopia NV. Kinepolis had notified the proposed acquisition to the BCA on 12 October 2015.
11 Jan 2016
Uber Ordered To Terminate UberPOP Service In Brussels
On 23 September 2015, the President of the Dutch-speaking Brussels Commercial Court (the "President") gave judgment in cease-and-desist proceedings lodged by Taxi Radio Bruxellois NV ("TRB")...
16 Nov 2015
Brussels Court Of Appeal Refers Questions To ECJ On Validity Of Prohibition On Price Reductions For Tobacco Products
In an interim judgment of 5 May 2015, the Brussels Court of Appeal referred three questions for a preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
European Union
11 Sep 2015
Belgian Competition Authority Conditionally Allows Proximus To Turn The Phone House Into Exclusive Distribution Network
On 8 June 2015, the Belgian Competition Authority lifted the conditions imposed four years ago on Proximus (formerly called Belgacom) in the context of its acquisition of The Phone House.
20 Aug 2015
DG Competition Publishes Best Practices On Disclosure Of Information In Data Rooms
On 2 June 2015, the Directorate-General for Competition published its best practices on disclosure of information in data rooms in Article 101/102 and merger control proceedings.
European Union
5 Aug 2015
Belgian Competition Authority Publishes Its 2014 Annual Report
On 22 May 2015, the Belgian Competition Authority published its first annual report covering a full year of the new Competition Authority's activity since its reform in September 2013.
15 Jun 2015
ECJ Further Extends Scope Of Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
On 16 April 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") ruled on a request for a preliminary ruling from the Hungarian Supreme Court...
European Union
18 May 2015
Brussels Court Of Appeal Rules On Legitimate Expectations, Unfair Commercial Practices And Evidential Value Of Invoices
The dispute at issue concerned New Foundation, a company specialised in the conception and production of ladies' underwear, which sold its products under private label to several large retailers, including Carrefour Belgium.
14 Apr 2015
Standard-Form Contracts For Legal Services Between Lawyers And Consumers Must Comply With Directive On Unfair Terms In Consumer Contracts
The ECJ was asked to rule on preliminary questions submitted by the Lithuanian Supreme Court in the context of a dispute between Ms `iba and her former lawyer, Mr Devėnas.
European Union
5 Feb 2015
Belgian Supreme Court Rules That Belgian Commercial Agency Law Is "Mandatory" Under Rome Convention
In 2005, NMB (principal) and UNAMAR (commercial agent) entered into a commercial agency agreement for the operation of NMB's container liner shipping service.
16 Dec 2014
Commercial Law
Court of Justice of European Union Condemns Use of Gender in Assessment of Insurance Risks
9 May 2011
VBB on Belgian Business Law
In a judgment dated 16 February 2010, the Antwerp Commercial Court held that, for a company to be appointed as liquidator (vereffenaar/liquidateur), its corporate purpose (maatschappelijk doel/objet social) should contain an explicit reference to the activity of a liquidator.
18 Jan 2011
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