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    • 13/11/2019
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    Andreas Reindl chairs panel on selective distribution at the Marques Luxury Brand Symposium in Milan

    On 7 November 2019, Van Bael & Bellis partner Andreas Reindl chaired and spoke on a panel on selective distribution at the Marques Luxury Brand Symposium in Milan. The panel discussed a range of EU competition law issues affecting distribution strategies for luxury and well-known brands, including the relationship between trademark law and competition law, online sales restrictions, restrictions on sales over third party platforms, restrictions on the use of trade names in search engines, and hot topics in the ongoing review of the Vertical Restraints Block Exemption. Other panel members included Manuel Kleinemenke, Porsche, Benjamin Neyt, LVMH, and Bernd Weichhaus, Lubberger Lehment. More information on the event can be found here.

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    • 04/11/2019
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    Jean-François Bellis speaks on exploitative abuses in the pharma and digital markets at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy

    On 25 October 2019, Van Bael & Bellis founding partner Jean-François Bellis participated in a panel on exploitative abuses in the pharma and digital markets at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy. The panel was part of the Fourth Annual Conference of the Florence Competition Programme entitled ‘Hipster Antitrust, the European Way?”. The panel in which Jean-François participated was chaired by Marco Botta, European University Institute. Other panel members were Pedro Caro de Sousa , OECD Secretariat, Maria Teresa Maggiolino, Bocconi University and Avantika Chowdhury, Oxera. For more information on the conference, please click here.

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    • 28/11/2019
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    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2019, No. 11

    The November 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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    • 19/11/2019
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    VBB on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2019, No. 10

    The October 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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    • 30/10/2019
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    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2019, No. 10

    The October 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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