Region: Belgium

Community round-up: White & Case, Slaughter and May strengthen ranks

White & Case has named new local partners in Dusseldorf and Mexico City, while Slaughter and May has promoted two antitrust lawyers to senior counsel and rehired a third in Europe.

01 December 2022

Belgium targets DPG Media in rare bid-rigging case

The Belgian Competition Authority has raided DPG Media and a press distributor over suspicions that they colluded to rig a government tender for the nationwide delivery of newspapers and magazines.

30 November 2022

Community round-up: Firms announce raft of promotions

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Latham & Watkins, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Norburg & Scherp have promoted competition specialists across Brussels, the UK, Italy and Sweden.

21 November 2022

EU can mitigate evidentiary issues from new foreign subsidy rules, official says

The head of the European Commission’s foreign subsidies taskforce has pushed back against claims the agency will have problems collecting information from non-EU countries to enforce the incoming regulation.

10 November 2022

McDermott Will & Emery boosts Brussels competition practice

Former European Commission case handler Stéphane Dionnet has left Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom to join the partnership at McDermott Will & Emery in Brussels.

02 November 2022

DG Comp officials explore metaverse antitrust enforcement

The developing metaverse will likely fall within the scope of the EU’s Digital Markets Act due to the legislation’s “future-proofing” nature, two officials from the EU’s antitrust authority have suggested.

21 October 2022

EU approves aluminium recycling tie-up with divestment remedies

The European Commission has approved Speira’s acquisition of a leading European aluminium recycler after a Phase I review, subject to the merged entity divesting two recycling facilities.

20 October 2022

Latham & Watkins hires from DG Comp

Christos Malamataris has joined Latham & Watkins as a partner in Brussels, four years after leaving the firm to join the European Commission as a case handler.

11 October 2022

Mayer Brown strengthens in Brussels

Mayer Brown has tapped a former Advant Beiten partner to join its competition practice in Brussels.

05 October 2022

Brattle Group poaches from RBB Economics

The Brattle Group has recruited a new principal to its competition practice in Brussels from RBB Economics.

05 October 2022

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