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Unfair Competition and Consumer Protection | BE & EU Law

On this blog, our Brussels team shares interesting updates, best practices, and insights into recent caselaw and legislative developments relating to unfair competition law, procedure law, retail law, consumer goods and consumer protection.

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Spooked no more: antitrust safe harbour for solo self-employed persons

The Commission’s guidelines on collective agreements clarify the manoeuvre room solo self-employed persons have under the competition rules to collectively boost their working conditions. A Directive on platform work working conditions is on the way.

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BE Law

Extended access to electronic data for the Belgian Competition Authority

The Belgian legislator has amended some competition law provisions in Book IV Code of Economic law. The new provision on access to data of electronic communications operators endows the Belgian Competition Authority with new investigation powers.

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Digital Markets Act: “with great power must come great responsibility”

The countdown is on for digital giants. The entry into force of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) on 1 November 2022 triggered a to do list for potential gatekeepers with 2 May 2023 as the next key date to keep in mind: see our DMA infographic.

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Protectionisme: wat bedrijven merken van beschermingswallen

Al enige tijd waait een protectionistische wind door Europa, ingegeven door de behoefte om vooral sectoren die raken aan nationale veiligheid te beschermen tegen ongewenste (buitenlandse) partijen.

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