Region: Belgium

Oxera hires DG Comp case handler

Stéphane Dewulf has joined Oxera’s Brussels office as a principal after six years at the European Commission.

14 September 2020

AG Pitruzzella clarifies excessive pricing test for music licensing

Copyright management companies may violate abuse of dominance rules by imposing flat-rate tariffs on music festival organisers wishing to use protected musical works, an advocate general at the EU Court of Justice has said.

16 July 2020

Airline agreement was anticompetitive but not in force, Belgian enforcer finds

Belgium's Competition Authority has recommended against fining Brussels Airlines for its anticompetitive agreement with bankrupt Thomas Cook Belgium, because “problematic clauses” were never implemented.

18 February 2020

Belgian enforcer imposes interim measures on Orange joint venture

The Belgian Competition Authority has imposed interim measures on a network-sharing joint venture between the country’s two biggest telecommunications companies.

14 January 2020

Geradin sets up new competition boutique

Damien Geradin has left Euclid Law to start a new competition law boutique in Brussels.

13 January 2020

GCR Live Brussels | Roundtable

Two months before Margrethe Vestager was nominated for a second term as the EU’s competition commissioner, GCR held its 11th annual conference in Brussels on “bigger picture” themes and trends in competition law. Linklaters partner Gerwin Van Gerven moderated a panel that reviewed Vestager’s first five years at the helm of DG Comp to examine her legacy in state aid and digital enforcement; to evaluate the influence of politics on competition policy; and to predict what lies ahead for the EU authority.

13 January 2020

Kinsella retires, ex-CADE official opens boutique and BonelliErede promotes

Sidley Austin partner Stephen Kinsella has announced his retirement after more than 30 years in private practice, while a former official at Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has opened a boutique law firm and BonelliErede has promoted a partner in Italy.

20 December 2019

Gibson Dunn, De Brauw and AZB promote and hire

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek has promoted Helen Gornall and brought back Maikel van Wissen as partners, while Marc Picat, Bharat Budholi and Luis Marin Tobar have moved to competitors.

22 November 2019

Firms hire and promote across Europe and North America

Taylor Wessing has hired in-house lawyer Paolo Palmigiano to lead its UK competition practice, while economist Barbara Veronese has joined Oxera as a partner in its new Milan office.

08 November 2019

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