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    • 10/10/2019
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    Andreas Reindl speaks at GCR’s 2nd Annual IP, Antitrust & Innovation Conference in Brussels

    On 8 October 2019, Van Bael & Bellis partner Andreas Reindl participated in a panel session on digital platforms, data, innovation and market power at GCR’s 2nd Annual IP, Antitrust & Innovation Conference in Brussels. The panel discussed competition law issues in the world of digital platforms, covering recent EU and national cases involving Booking,com, Google, Amazon and Facebook as well as ongoing competition policy debates. The other panel members were Miguel Perez Guerra, Senior Competition Counsel, Google, Pinar Akman, Professor of Competition Law & Director of Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds, and Karen Jelgerhuis Swildens, Senior Legal and Competition Counsel of Booking.com. The panel was moderated by Paul Lugard, Baker Botts.

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    • 20/09/2019
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    Etsuko Kameoka speaks on EU competition law at seminars organised by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law in Japan

    On 9 and 12 September 2019, Van Bael & Bellis counsel Etsuko Kameoka spoke on recent developments in EU competition law significant for Japanese business at two monthly seminars organised by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law in Tokyo and Osaka. Etsuko’s presentation discussed recent investigations of the European Commission in the field of vertical restraints and the abuse of a dominant position by dominant digital platforms, the reform of the vertical block exemption and potential legislative developments in the field of merger control as well as private damages actions.

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    • 08/10/2019
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    VBB on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2019, No. 09

    The September 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.

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    • 01/10/2019
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    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2019, No. 09

    The September 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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    • 09/09/2019
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    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2019, No. 08

    The August 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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