Florine Verhaegen

Florine Verhaegen
Florine Verhaegen Associate Brussels
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  • Languages: French, Dutch, English, Spanish
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2013

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01.05.2017 EU law
Commercial Court of Ghent grants compensation to parallel importers for competition law infringement by Honda

Short Reads - On 23 March 2017, the Commercial Court of Ghent ruled that the damages claim brought by parallel importers in the Honda motorcycle abuse of dominance case were not time-barred. In March 1999, following a complaint filed by a number of parallel importers, the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) imposed a fine of approximately EUR 750,000 on Honda Motor Europe Logistics for abusing its dominant position on the Belgian market for the issuance of conformity certificates for Honda motorcycles.

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04.04.2017 EU law
Court of Justice rules on the Hearing Officer's competence to resolve confidentiality requests

Short Reads - On 14 March 2017, the Court of Justice ruled on an action brought by Evonik Degussa ("Evonik") against the publication of an extended non-confidential version of the hydrogen peroxide cartel decision. This judgment clarifies the Hearing Officer's competence to decide on confidentiality claims and provides guidance on the type of information the European Commission may disclose in a public decision.

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04.04.2017 EU law
General Court annuls European Commission's merger blocking decision in UPS/TNT for procedural errors

Short Reads - On 7 March 2017, the General Court ("GC") annulled the decision of the European Commission to block the proposed acquisition of TNT Express ("TNT") by United Parcel Service ("UPS"). The GC found that the Commission had infringed the right of defence of UPS by failing to communicate the final version of the econometric model used in the assessment.

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04.04.2017 EU law
District Court of Gelderland denies passing-on defence in antitrust litigation related to the GIS-cartel

Short Reads - On 29 March 2017, the District Court of Gelderland rendered a ruling in the "damage assessment procedure" ("schadestaatprocedure") between TenneT and ABB concerning an overcharge TenneT allegedly paid for a gas insulated switchgear installation ("GIS-installation"). The District Court awarded an amount of EUR 23 million plus interest to TenneT and denied ABB’s defence that TenneT did not suffer any loss because it passed on the costs of the GIS-installation to its customers (the "passing-on defence").

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