Region: Belgium

Community round-up: Addleshaw Goddard launches French competition practice

Brattle Group and Addleshaw Goddard have bolstered their respective competition teams with lateral hires in Brussels and Paris, while Levy & Salomão has named a new partner in Brasília.

03 September 2021

Macfarlanes nabs Pepper from Cleary Gottlieb

Richard Pepper has left Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton to join the partnership at Macfarlanes as the UK-based firm looks to boost its Brussels practice following Brexit.

31 August 2021

Belgian enforcer ends purchasing alliance probe with remedies

The Belgian Competition Authority has accepted Carrefour Belgium’s offer to divest its purchasing department to a separate legal entity to address the enforcer’s concerns about its joint purchasing alliance with Provera.

07 May 2021

Lawyers and economists promoted across Europe

Baker Botts has promoted David Cardwell to partner and Adam Dawson to special counsel in Brussels, while Mathilde Saltiel has been made up to partner at Latham & Watkins in Paris and Cornerstone Research has named Vikram Kumar as a principal in London.

05 March 2021

Consultancies hire ex-agency economists in Brussels and DC

Cyril Hariton has left the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition to join Positive Competition in Brussels, while Economists Incorporated has poached former US Department of Justice economist Keith Waehrer from Bates White in Washington, DC.

21 January 2021

McDermott hires from Deloitte in Brussels

McDermott Will & Emery has hired Hendrik Viaene from Deloitte Legal to join its competition practice in Brussels as a partner.

08 January 2021

Crowell & Moring adds partner in Brussels

Crowell & Moring has hired former Allen & Overy counsel Karel Bourgeois as a partner in its Brussels office.

05 January 2021

Belgium

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Although most competition lawyers in Brussels advise clients on matters before the European Commission, the local Belgian antitrust bar continues to make its presence known before the country’s own enforcer.

11 December 2020

Belgian enforcer says skincare company imposed minimum resale prices

The Belgian Competition Authority’s investigative arm has concluded that French skincare company Caudalie unlawfully set minimum resale prices for its cosmetics distributors.

26 November 2020

ECJ clarifies abuse of dominance rules on music licensing fees

It is not necessarily an abuse of dominance for a copyright management company to calculate its tariffs based on the revenue that music event organisers receive from ticket sales, the European Court of Justice has said in a preliminary ruling.

25 November 2020

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