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    • 26/12/2018
    • Newsletters

    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2018, No. 12

    The December 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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    • 21/12/2018
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    VBB on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2018, No. 11

    The November 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. Please click below to read the issue.

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    • 21/12/2018
    • Articles

    German Federal Cartel Office publishes paper on competition restraints in online sales

    In October 2018, the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) published its fourth paper in the series “Competition and Consumer Protection in the Digital Economy”. The paper assesses the legal status of online sales restrictions subsequent to the judgment of the ECJ in Coty (see VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2017, No. 12) and the judgment of the German Federal Court of Justice in Asics (see VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2018, No. 1). Overall, the FCO appears to favour a considerably narrower reading of the Coty judgment than the European Commission (as reflected in the Commission’s Competition policy brief of April 2018), and leaves open the possibility that market place bans might be considered as hardcore restrictions under the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation (“VABER”) taking into account specific market circumstances in Germany. The paper also expresses concerns over the development of “hybrid platforms”, and the risk that this might lead to the exclusion of independent dealers, a concentration of the market and a restriction of consumer choice.

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    • 04/12/2018
    • Newsletters

    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2018, No. 11

    The November 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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    • 16/11/2018
    • News

    Jean-François Bellis moderates panel at LeadershIP EU’s 2nd annual conference in Brussels

    On 13 November 2018, Van Bael & Bellis co-managing partner Jean-François Bellis moderated a panel at LeadershIP EU’s 2nd annual conference, which explored the impact of IP and competition policy on global business and innovation looking toward the future, 5G and emerging technologies. The panel was titled Effects-Based Analysis: Where Do We Stand on Both Sides of the Atlantic? and the discussion focused on the competition law trends in the US and the EU in the area of effects-based analysis. The other panel members were the Honourable Douglas Ginsburg, Senior Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, University College London and Former Justice in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. Further details about the conference are available here.

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    • 01/11/2018
    • Newsletters

    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
    • Newsletters

    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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    • 11/09/2018
    • News

    Darach Connolly speaks at the Irish Society of European Law in Dublin

    On 5 September 2018, Van Bael & Bellis associate Darach Connolly spoke to the Competition Law Forum at the Irish Society of European Law (ISEL) in Dublin. The subject of Darach’s presentation was the rise of Big Data and the application of possible competition-based theories of harm to large or important data sets.

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