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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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    • 10/10/2018
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    Van Bael & Bellis welcomes Michel Struys as a Partner

    Van Bael & Bellis is pleased to announce that Michel Struys is joining the firm in Brussels this week as a partner.  Michel Struys has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of EU competition law, including merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance and state aid. He has assisted multinational companies in a number of landmark EU Commission proceedings raising novel issues such as the application of Article 102 TFEU to the licensing of standard essential patents in Samsung, price signalling in the Container Shipping case, and tax optimisation in McDonald's successful challenge to the recent EU Commission’s state aid investigation. He also has extensive litigation experience before the European Courts.

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    • 20/09/2018
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    Etsuko Kameoka speaks on EU competition law developments significant for Japanese business

    On 18 September 2018, Van Bael & Bellis counsel Etsuko Kameoka spoke on recent developments in EU competition law significant for Japanese business at a seminar organised by the Fair Trade Institute in Tokyo. Etsuko’s presentation covered recent cartel investigations, vertical restraints, abuse of dominant position, merger control, private damage actions and recent legislative developments, including the proposed EU framework for screening foreign direct investment inflows into the EU.

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    • 01/11/2018
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    VBB on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2018, No. 10

    The October 2018 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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    • 31/10/2018
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    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2018, No. 10

    The October 2018 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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    • 01/10/2018
    • Newsletters

    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2018, No. 09

    The September 2018 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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