The European Commission has presented its Proposal for a Regulation on the European Health Data Space (the “Proposal”). While it aims to strengthen the rights of individuals and unlock data’s potential for research purposes, it also adds complexity to an already extensive legal framework.
The coming advent of quantum computing technologies will bring important changes to our society. In the medium term, computing calculation power will be multiplied to a level that exceeds our current understanding. This will allow for various new industrial developments and applications. This will also raise a vast number of sensitive legal issues. In this article, ALTIUS summarises what are the key takeaways that you should know about quantum computing.
On 31 March 2022, a legislative Act that makes considerable changes to the sale of consumer goods was published in the Belgian State Gazette.
In recent years, the practice of drop-shipping has intensified by taking advantage of the boom in e-commerce.
The Belgian Competition Authority suspects Caudalie of imposing minimum resale prices on its distributors by determining a maximum discount level and of limiting its distributors’ active and passive online sales
Over the last 4 years, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) has increasingly scrutinised anticompetitive restraints in vertical agreements and assessed these restraints under Article IV.1 of the Belgian Code of Economic Law and Article 101 TFEU.
This is the third decision of the CJEU on the concept of “country of origin” in a (bit more than a) year.
After some last-minute delays, the Royal Decree of 31 July 2020 has introduced the concept of abuse of economic dependence in Belgium. Following this Royal Decree, the Belgian Competition Authority has now announced how it will calculate fines imposed on undertakings in such cases.
The Belgian Parliament introduced the prohibition on abuse of economic dependence in an Act of March 2019 to protect undertakings that are economically dependent on their suppliers or buyers.
The Belgian Competition Authority confirms that Belgian merger control rules apply to the creation of loco-regional hospital networks pursuant to the Act of 28 February 2019
Following the recent legislative amendment obliging hospitals to establish and be part of a loco-regional hospital network, the Belgian Competition Authority published on 22 July 2020 a note setting out the principles that will guide it when assessing the establishment of hospital networks and their possible qualification as a concentration under competition law.
The European Commission is collecting data and feedback from stakeholders about the European Union’s current rules on packaging and packaging waste.
On 23 April 2020, the Court of Justice of the EU clarified earlier case law that obliges each airline to indicate in its initial online price offer(s), the airfare and, separately, the taxes, charges, surcharges and fees that are unavoidable and foreseeable.