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.

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

September 05, 2023

The Belgian Competition Authority has declared itself competent to examine mergers and acquisitions between hospitals under its merger control regime, following the Act of 29 March 2021

A lot of uncertainty has existed about the requirement for hospitals to notify M&A transactions to the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”). On 28 June 2023, the BCA decided to partially lift the stand-still obligation regarding a concentration between two hospitals, and it further clarified the applicable rules in a follow-up Communication of 14 July 2023.

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June 16, 2023

Hi ChatGPT, how do you feel about the upcoming EU AI Act?

On 14 June 2023, the European Parliament adopted its positionon the draft AI Act, which brings one step closer an EU regulation for generative AI and other AI systems. This blog gives the highlights of the current draft text, taking into account the newest amendments that have been proposed.

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April 04, 2023

The Belgian Competition Authority reimposes the same fine on Caudalie after its first decision was quashed by the Brussels Market Court

On 18 January 2023, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) reimposed a fine of EUR 859,310 on three undertakings of the Caudalie group for imposing retail prices and restricting active and passive sales.

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