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European Commission cracks down on codeshare agreement between TAP and Brussels Airlines (Bird & Bird)

The European Commission has announced that it has sent a so-called statement of objections (SO) to TAP and Brussels Airlines setting out its concerns that the codeshare arrangement between the two airlines infringes Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which prohibits restrictive practices between

2016-12-28T13:29:19+00:00 28 décembre, 2016|Categories: Droit de la concurrence|Tags: , , |

Bescherming van de Mededinging. Restrictieve mededingingspraktijken (Larcier)

Uittreksel Duiding Mededinging Larcier 2016 - De afwegingsvoorwaarden van artikel 101, lid 3 VWEU zijn ten gronde dezelfde als die van het EEG-Verdrag, en worden meestal gepresenteerd als de twee positieve en twee negatieve voorwaarden: a) de samenwerking draagt bij tot de verbetering van de productie, distributie, dan wel tot de

2016-12-09T09:37:13+00:00 9 décembre, 2016|Categories: Droit de la concurrence|Tags: , , |

Belgian Competition Authority adopts 2016 note on enforcement priorities (Baker & McKenzie)

In March 2016, the BCA published its third note on enforcement priorities. As in previous years (see Belgian Competition Law Newsletter 2014 1/3), the note expands on both the BCA’s methodology for selecting cases, and sets out the strategic and sector priorities for the upcoming year. The BCA’s methodology for selection

2016-12-06T11:56:28+00:00 6 décembre, 2016|Categories: Droit de la concurrence|Tags: , , |

Latest developments in anti-cartel enforcement in the European Union (Covington)

This article summarises the developments of the last year in anti-cartel enforcement by the European Commission, and the subsequent scrutiny by the European Courts. It covers the period June 2015 - June 2016. Although the Commission has not been very active in the last year, the Court of Justice and the General Court have continued to

2016-09-23T18:31:25+00:00 23 septembre, 2016|Categories: Droit de la concurrence|Tags: , , , |

E-commerce under scrutiny: European Commission issues its Preliminary Report in the e-commerce sector inquiry (Bird & Bird)

Is your supply chain in line with the European Commission's thinking on the way the competition law rules apply to e-commerce? On 15 September 2016, the European Commission published the Preliminary Report in its e-commerce sector inquiry. The Preliminary Report sets out a detailed analysis of its findings following the information-gathering

2016-10-17T15:51:18+00:00 23 septembre, 2016|Categories: Droit de la concurrence|Tags: , , , |