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


of dominant position(s)


litigation before the Belgian and European courts


proceedings before the Belgian and European competition authorities


during “dawn raids” and anti-trust investigations


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




law compliance training and the implementation of competition law compliance programmes




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


aid matters

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Our Experts in
Competition Law

  • Carmen Verdonck


  • Beatrijs Gielen


Our latest competition news

April 10, 2024

New guidelines for the Belgian rules on foreign direct investment

Since 1 July 2023, the Belgian rules on the screening of foreign direct investments (“FDI”) have been in force. As the decisions of the Interfederal Screening Commission (“ISC”) are not published, the rules’ application and interpretation still raise a lot of legal uncertainty. On 4 April 2024, the ISC published guidelines to provide further clarification.

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April 04, 2024

Hospital mergers no longer subject to the Belgian Competition Authority’s prior review

The legislator has now had the last word, by providing that, in principle, hospital mergers are no longer subject to the BCA’s prior review and approval.

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April 04, 2024

The Act of 19 March 2024 gives new powers to the Belgian Competition Authority to support the European Commission’s competences under the Digital Markets Act

The Act primarily grants more powers to the BCA to improve its efficiency and allow it to adequately support the EC when the latter applies and enforces the DMA.

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