Tags: Retail, Logistics & Mobility
New rules prohibiting unfair trading practices in the agricultural and food supply chain are entering into force
On 15 December 2021, a Belgian Act was published that implements the European Directive 2019/633 on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relations in the agricultural and food supply chain.
The Act of 2002 on combating late payment in commercial transactions undergoes further modifications to fight companies’ liquidity problems
On 15 July 2021, the Act of 2 August 2002 on combating late payment in commercial transactions was modified to address companies’ liquidity problems due to the late payment behaviour of their business customers.
European Commission publishes draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and Vertical Guidelines
On 9 July 2021, the European Commission published a draft version of its revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the related Vertical Guidelines.
Procedural issues in investigations by competition authorities: practical application by the Belgian Competition Authority in its Caudalie decision
On 6 May 2021, the Belgian Competition Authority issued its decision against Caudalie and fined it for imposing resale prices upon and limiting the active and passive sales of its distributors.
The Belgian competition authority fines Caudalie EUR 859,310 for imposing resale prices and restricting active and passive sales
On 6 May 2021, the Belgian Competition Authority’s Competition College imposed a fine of EUR 859,310 on three undertakings of the Caudalie group.
On 19 April 2021, a draft law on diverse financial provisions (the “Draft Law”) was published. The Draft Law was adopted by the Parliament at the end of May. Amongst other things, it amends the Belgian AIFM Law to integrate the ELTIF fund status. Together with its parliamentary works, the Draft Law finally provides some clarity on this vehicle’s place in the existing Belgian fund framework.
In recent years, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies or “SPACs” have gained tremendous popularity in the United States. In 2020 alone, one hundred SPACs accounted for approximately $80 billion in US public fundraising.
Although the effectiveness of influencer marketing is now well-established, many brands are still confused about its legal aspects.
In recent years, the practice of drop-shipping has intensified by taking advantage of the boom in e-commerce.
Low emission zones (LEZs) are now a familiar practice in Belgium. However, it is a dynamic tool that is still evolving and poses new standards in the near future. Its implementation in Belgium’s constitutional structure raises some legal issues and its lawfulness is not undisputed either.
Webinar Video | Retail Law Series 3 : Using customer data for direct marketing and loyalty schemes: some data protection considerations
Using customer data for direct marketing and loyalty schemes: some data protection considerations