The Belgian Chapter in the Merger Control Review- 12th Edition
Check whether your merger or acquisition needs prior clearance from competition authorities. Our experts Carmen Verdonck and Nina Methens give an overview of the Belgian merger control rules, the recent trends and developments in merger control and an outlook in “The Merger control Review”.
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Brussels Court of Appeal rejects Carrefour’s request to suspend the Belgian Competition Authority’s decision authorising the concentration between Intermarché AB and Mestdagh, including Carrefour’s ‘gun-jumping’ argument
On 23 December 2022, the Brussels Court of Appeal (“Market Court”) rejected Carrefour Belgium’s application for the suspension of the Belgian Competition Authority’s (“BCA”) decision of 9 November 2022 authorising the concentration between Intermarché AB (“ITM”) and Mestdagh. On 9 November 2022, the BCA had cleared the concentration between ITM and Mestdagh in the first […]Read on
The Belgian Competition Authority fines Novartis for abuse of collective dominance regarding eye disease medicines
The Belgian Competition Authority fines Novartis for abuse of collective dominance regarding eye disease medicines On 23 January 2018, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) handed down its judgment (C-179/16) in relation to Novartis’ Lucentis® and Roche’s Avastin® eye disease medicines, and ruled that disseminating misleading information on the off-label use of a medicine could constitute a restriction of competition ‘by object’. Exactly 5 years later, on 23 January 2023, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) imposed a fine on Novartis Pharma SA and Novartis AG (together “Novartis”) for abuse of collective dominance resulting from disseminating misleading information regarding risks in relation to the off label use of Roche’s Avastin®.Read on
Belgium takes important step in introducing Foreign Direct Investment screening
On 1 June 2022, Belgium’s Federal and various Regional governments entered into a draft cooperation agreement to introduce a mechanism for screening Foreign Direct Investments (“FDI”).Read on