Belgian Competition Authority concludes first hybrid cartel proceedings
On 23 October 2023, the Belgian Competition Authority (the BCA) concluded its first hybrid cartel proceedings by imposing a fine of EUR 778.777 on CERP SA (CERP) for participating in anticompetitive practices in the pharmaceutical distribution sector.
Colour shifting risks: cartel fines for alleged indirect info exchange upheld
National courts upheld the approach by two national competition authorities towards indirect information exchange, lowering the standard of proof for collusion by competitors when receiving competitively sensitive information from a buyer (or supplier).
Stibbe Brussels reinforces Public Law and EU/Competition Law practices with two Counsel appointments
Stibbe Brussels has promoted Sophie Adriaenssen to Counsel in its Public Law practice group and has welcomed Quentin Declève as Counsel in its EU/Competition Law practice. The appointments are effective as per 1 January 2023.
Stibbe Bruxelles renforce ses pratiques en droit public et en droit de l'UE/de la concurrence par la nomination de deux Counsel
Le bureau bruxellois de Stibbe a nommé Sophie Adriaenssen en tant que Counsel au sein de sa pratique de droit public. Le cabinet a également accueilli Quentin Declève en tant que Counsel au sein de sa pratique de droit de l'UE/de la concurrence.
Stibbe Brussel versterkt praktijken Publiekrecht en EU/Competition met twee counselbenoemingen
Stibbe Brussel heeft Sophie Adriaenssen benoemd tot Counsel in zijn praktijkgroep Publiekrecht. Het kantoor heeft daarnaast Quentin Declève verwelkomd als Counsel in zijn praktijkgroep EU/Competition. De nieuwe benoemingen gelden vanaf 1 januari 2023.
Stibbe represents Maersk
Stibbe assisted Maersk in an investigation by the European Commission in the container line shipping sector.
Stibbe advises the NVB
Stibbe advises the NVB (the Dutch Banking Association) following a “dawn raid” carried out by the European Commission at the premises of the Dutch Banking Association in October 2017.
Actions for Damages in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany 2018 (Oxford University Press)
A survey that discusses the developments with regard to claims for damages resulting from competition law infringements in the three most prominent European jurisdictions in this area: the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Net(work) closing in on cross-border cartels?
A heads-up for companies with cross-border activities. The ECN+ Directive’s transposition deadline has expired and its provisions should by now have found their way into the national laws of the EU Member States.
Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2021
Floris ten Have and Kaj Privé contributed to Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2021. In their publication, Floris and Kaj discuss important issues that apply to cartel regulation in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam Court of Appeal rules on the applicable law to air freight cartel damages claims
On 6 July 2021, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal had to decide whether the pragmatic approach of the Amsterdam District Court, which had applied Dutch law to all air freight cartel damages claims, could be upheld.