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    • 12/04/2019
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    GCR quotes Andreas Reindl in article on EU digital competition policy

    Van Bael & Bellis partner Andreas Reindl was quoted extensively by Global Competition Review (GCR) in an article detailing lawyers’ reaction to the recently published expert report commissioned by the European Commission on the European Union’s digital competition policy. GCR interviewed several competition lawyers from prominent Brussels law firms and all of them voiced concerns about some of the report’s recommendations. Andreas queried the lack of support for the baseline assumption in the report that more intervention in digital markets would deliver greater benefits to consumers, and noted the absence of a balanced discussion in the report of whether more frequent competition law enforcement would indeed be desirable from a public policy perspective. He also highlighted the problematic recommendation that enforcers more frequently consider data access remedies, considering the considerable difficulties in formulating, implementing and constantly monitoring such remedies. The article is available here.

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    • 09/04/2019
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    Andrzej Kmiecik and Andreas Reindl speak at the Luxury Law Summit in London

    On 2 April 2019, Van Bael & Bellis partners Andrzej Kmiecik and Andreas Reindl led a panel at the Luxury Law Summit in London. Their session covered online sales, risk and competition enforcement in a fast-changing retail environment and strategies to achieve brand protection. Their co-panellists were Edzard Offers, Legal Counsel, Nike EMEA and Åsa Ericson Hedström, Vice President Legal, Fiskars Group. Further information on the conference is available here.

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    • 23/04/2019
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    VBB on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2019, No. 03

    The March 2019 issue of our Belgian Business Law newsletter reporting on the latest developments in a range of areas, including competition, data protection, intellectual property and labour law. Please click below to read the issue.

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    • 09/04/2019
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    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2019, No. 03

    The March 2019 issue of our newsletter, VBB on Competition Law, which covers major developments in competition law at both the European Union and Member State levels.  Click below to view and download the issue.

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    • 18/03/2019
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    VBB on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2019, No. 02

    The February 2019 issue of our Belgian Business Law newsletter reporting on the latest developments in a range of areas, including competition, data protection, intellectual property and labour law. Please click below to read the issue.

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