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Van Bael & Bellis successfully assists Belgian Royal Meteorological Institute in having a request for interim measures by meteorological software company dismissed by the Brussels Court of Appeal

  • 21/05/2019
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Van Bael & Bellis successfully assisted the Belgian Royal Meteorological Institute (‘RMI’) in the appeal filed by The Great Circle against the decision of the Belgian Competition Authority (‘BCA’) rejecting The Great Circle’s request to impose interim measures.

The Great Circle offers meteorological navigation software. It accused RMI of abusively refusing to provide it with meteorological data and requested the BCA to impose interim measures on RMI pending a decision on the merits of the case. On 15 February 2019, RMI achieved a first victory as the BCA rejected The Great Circle’s request. The Great Circle appealed this decision.

RMI was again successful on appeal: on 8 May 2019, the Markets Court (Brussels Court of Appeal) found The Great Circle’s appeal inadmissible.

Van Bael & Bellis attorneys Peter L’Ecluse, Valérie Lefever and Eléonore Waterkeyn assisted RMI in this matter.

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