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With one of the largest competition teams in Brussels, Van Bael & Bellis has developed longstanding relationships with clients, who consider us to be their “preferred EU competition law firm”.

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    • 08/09/2020
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    Andreas Reindl quoted by CTFN on luxury industry merger

    Van Bael & Bellis partner Andreas Reindl was extensively quoted by CTFN in a recent article entitled “LVMH Likely to Seek Broad Market Definition in Tiffany’s EC Review”. The article discusses LVMH’s yet to be filed formal notification to the European Commission of its takeover of US brand Tiffany announced in November 2019, including LVMH’s likely approach, the Commission’s response and that of other luxury brands, along with possible reasons for the notification delay.

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    • 08/09/2020
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    Jean-François Bellis chairs a panel on “Tackling Unfair Pricing in the Pharma Sector” in the conference “Advanced EU Competition Law, Digital Edition 2020”

    Jean-François Bellis chairs a panel on “Tackling Unfair Pricing in the Pharma Sector” in the conference “Advanced EU Competition Law, Digital Edition 2020”. The panel is part of the Focus Day devoted to “Competition Law in the Age of Covid-19 Pandemic” on 7 September 2020. The discussion focused on the approaches taken by the national competition authorities in Italy, the Netherlands and the UK to tackle excessive pricing, price-gouging and other unfair practices in the Covid-19 era. The panel members are Alessandro Massolo, Economic Advisor, Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (Italy), Wolf Sauter, Expert, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets, and Simon Roberts, Economics Director, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) (UK).

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    • 21/09/2020
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    VBB on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2020, No. 8

    The August 2020 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

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    • 08/09/2020
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    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2020, No. 8

    The August 2020 issue of our newsletter, VBB on Competition Law, which covers major developments in competition law at both the European Union and Member State levels.

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    • 21/08/2020
    • Articles

    COVID-19 Special Alerts │ 21 August 2020

    The VBB Alert covers Covid-19 related aspects of competition law at both the European Union and Member State levels, with a special focus on state aid measures in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK.

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