Law: Competition Act 2013 (Belgium)

Belgium sends SO to betting companies

Belgium’s Competition Authority has accused gambling companies Ladbrokes and Pari Mutuel Urbain of allocating markets for betting services on French horse races.

05 July 2023

Belgian court rejects Carrefour’s challenge to supermarket takeover

Carrefour has lost its appeal against the unconditional approval of a tie-up between two rival supermarket chains, after a Belgian court ruled that third parties can intervene to assist the national enforcer but not for their own private interests in order to stifle transactions.

22 June 2023

Belgium considers first merger block

The Belgian Competition Authority’s investigative arm has called on the agency to stop a national meat processor from acquiring two subsidiaries of a Mexican multinational food company, which would mark the enforcer’s first prohibition since it was formed in 2013.

12 May 2023

Brussels court rejects challenge to RTL Belgium takeover

A pair of companies have lost their appeal against the Belgian Competition Authority's decision to conditionally allow the €250 million joint takeover of broadcaster RTL’s national subsidiary.

05 May 2023

Belgium considers novel interim measures in abuse of dominance merger probe

The head of the Belgian Competition Authority’s investigative unit has urged the agency’s decision-making arm to impose an interim injunction pausing Proximus’ integration with edpnet as it progresses a landmark abuse of dominance probe into the merger.

21 April 2023

Belgium closes JV probe after parties voluntarily remove conflict concerns

Belgium’s Competition Authority has closed an investigation into a telecommunications joint venture after the parties voluntarily assuaged concerns over the new entity’s potential indirect ownership by local municipalities.

19 April 2023

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