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Steptoe & Johnson
On 31st December 2022, the current R&D Block Exemption 1217/2010 (‘R&D BE') is due to expire and to be replaced by a new safe harbor regulation..
Bird & Bird
Royal Belgian Billiard Federation found to have infringed competition law...
Bird & Bird
On 20 September 2022, the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) imposed interim measures on the Belgian Colombophile Federation (BCF).
Bird & Bird
On 1 March 2022, French supermarket group, Intermarché, announced that it would acquire the retail activities of the Mestdagh group.
Bird & Bird
The BCA acknowledges that the Belgian economy has continued to suffer from the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021.
Bird & Bird
The case dates back to May 2017, when the BCA's Competition Prosecutor's Office (Auditorat / Auditoraat) first opened an investigation and carried out dawn raids.
Bird & Bird
On 24 February 2022, the Belgian Federal Parliament approved the latest amendment of the Belgian competition rules.
European Union
Arnold & Porter
Cooperative agreements have always played a particularly significant role in the pharmaceutical industry, with companies partnering from early stage research and development (R&D) through to late stage commercialisation.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Digital Markets Act is a ground-breaking piece of EU regulation, imposing rules on platforms acting as "gatekeepers" in the digital sector, and aiming to ensure fairness and contestability in digital markets.
McDermott Will & Emery
On 26 March 2021, the European Commission ("EC") published its "Guidance on the application of the referral mechanism set out in Article 22 of the Merger Regulation to certain categories of cases" ("Guidance").
Bird & Bird
On 14 July 2022, the European Commission ("EC") published the Annual Report on Competition Policy of 2021...
Herbert Smith Freehills
In advance of the next edition of Cartel Intel, Brussels Partner Daniel Vowden sat down with Ashley Brickles, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, to discuss the changed nature of ...
Cooley LLP
Merger Control Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of European Union, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Arnold & Porter
2021 has been a record-setting year in global M&A activity. Total transaction volume topped $5.5 trillion, exceeding prior peaks in 2007 and 2015 that remained below $5 billion.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Following a comprehensive review and consultation process, the new revised EU vertical agreements block exemption Regulation (VBER) and Guidelines have now been published and will come into force on 1 June 2022.
Jones Day
EU antitrust law prohibits certain vertical agreements if the harm to competition outweighs the benefits. To provide businesses with some legal certainty about that analysis, the Vertical Block...
Herbert Smith Freehills
In 2021, the European Commission issued a proposal for a far-reaching new Regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the EU market (the "proposed Regulation").
Herbert Smith Freehills
In March the European Commission ("Commission") published, for consultation, its draft revised Guidelines on the application of Article 101 TFEU to horizontal cooperation agreements ("draft revised Horizontal Guidelines").
Herbert Smith Freehills
The EU Parliament and Council reached political agreement on the Digital Markets Act (DMA) late on Thursday night. The Commission has been quick to welcome the agreement, stating that the DMA...
Jones Day
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ("TFEU") prohibits Member States from selectively granting public financial support to businesses that distorts competition and affects trade...
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