Competition

Competition law is a labyrinth. Whether you are David or Goliath, sound legal advice is mission-critical when entering the ‘battlefield’ with your competitors or negotiating with your suppliers or customers. Our experts are ready and waiting to clarify the fine print and take up your defence in Belgian and EU competition law matters.

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Follow the right rules and regulations

Let us guide you in the right direction. Whether you are the market leader defending your fair share or a newcomer in a tough sector, sound legal advice is mission-critical when it comes to Belgian and EU competition law. Whether the competition authorities are knocking on your door for an unannounced cartel inspection or whether you want to set up an antitrust-compliant distribution system or cooperation with competitors, our experts will show you the way out of the competition law maze.

We support a variety of customers from large multinationals to local Belgian businesses and we cover all aspects of competition law from merger control and foreign direct investment regulations and strategic alliance issues to antitrust investigations and procedures, IP licensing, state aid issues, antitrust damages claims, distribution contracts for both the physical and digital world.

How we can help

Abuse(s)

of dominant position(s)

Antitrust

litigation before the Belgian and European courts

Antitrust

proceedings before the Belgian and European competition authorities

Assistance

during “dawn raids” and anti-trust investigations

Assistance

in setting up and reviewing distribution agreements, technology transfer agreements, license agreements, joint ventures and other forms of horizontal and vertical co-operation agreements under antitrust rules

Cartel

investigations

Competition

law compliance training and the implementation of competition law compliance programmes

Leniency

applications

Merger

control and merger filings with the Belgian and EU competition authority and the coordination of multi-jurisdictional filings

State

aid matters

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Our Experts in
Competition Law

  • Carmen Verdonck

    Partner

  • Beatrijs Gielen

    Counsel

Our latest competition news

January 15, 2024

2023 Belgian Competition Law round-up

In the following article, our Competition law experts guide you through the key events in Competition law from 2023.

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January 15, 2024

Size matters: pornographic websites Pornhub, Xvideos and Stripchat designated as Very Large Online Platforms

On 20 December 2023, the European Commission designated Pornhub, Xvideos and Stripchat, three widely-used porn sites, as ‘very large online platforms’ under the new Digital Services Act.

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November 10, 2023

Denouement in the “Belgian Towercast Case”: the Belgian Competition Authority terminates its proceedings against Proximus following the divestiture of EDPnet to Citymesh

On 6 November 2023, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) announced that it had closed its investigation into a possible abuse of dominance by Proximus following the sale of EDPnet to Citymesh.

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