Belgium: Overview

This contribution provides an overview of the most important and relevant developments in Belgium over the past 12 months, illustrated with some recent cases. In the past year, Belgian antitrust law has been marked by an important event: the adoption, on 3 April 2013, of a new act inserting competition law provisions into the Belgian Code of Economic Law and abrogating most of the provisions of the current Belgian Act on the Protection of Economic Competition (the APEC). The new act is expected to enter into force before the end of 2013.