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    • 20/03/2020
    • Articles

    European Commission adopts Covid-19 Temporary Framework for State Aid

    On 19 March 2020, the Commission adopted a Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak (the “Covid-19 Temporary Framework”). This Temporary Framework complements the Communication on a Coordinated economic response to the COVID-19 outbreak adopted on 13 March 2020. The Covid-19 Temporary Framework outlines the conditions that the Commission will apply when analysing aid granted by Member States under Article 107(3)(b) Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”). As a general rule, Member States must notify the planned State aid to the Commission and demonstrate that it is necessary, appropriate and proportionate to remedy a serious disturbance in the economy of the Member State concerned, and that it complies with all the conditions set out in the Covid-19 Temporary Framework.

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    • 19/03/2020
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    Covid-19 outbreak and State aid

    In the wake of the global Covid-19 outbreak and its devastating repercussions for the business community, Member States have announced that they will adopt all necessary measures to help those in difficulty. In this context, for instance, the Italian government has adopted incentives and other economic support measures amounting to 25 billion EUR. Other Member States are expected to take similar measures in the near future. Please click below to read the memorandum.

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    • 16/03/2020
    • Newsletters

    VBB on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2020, No. 2

    The February 2020 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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    • 10/03/2020
    • Newsletters

    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2020, No. 2

    The February 2020 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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    • 25/02/2020
    • Newsletters

    VBB on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2020, No. 1

    The January 2020 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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    • 13/01/2020
    • Newsletters

    VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2019, No. 12

    The December 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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    • 28/11/2019
    • Newsletters

    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
    • Newsletters

    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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    • 13/11/2019
    • News

    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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