Not so fast - General Court clarifies merger control test
There is no magical number when it comes to “4-to-3” telecom mergers. On 28/5/2020, the EU’s General Court handed down a landmark judgment annulling a 2016 decision of the European Commission blocking the merger between O2 UK and Three.
Stibbe assists producer of beverages
Stibbe assists a producer of beverages with respect to various questions on product labelling, consumer actions (promotions, games and lotteries), price indications, and competition law claims and procedures.
Stibbe represents Geberit
Stibbe represented Geberit, a leading producer of sanitary systems, in unfair competition law procedures, injunction procedures, preliminary procedures, and seizure procedures.
Levelling the playing field in 2023: new tools and hurdles
While 2022 revolved around new and improved regulatory tools, the focus in 2023 will be on putting these tools to use. More merger-related obligations, digital sector scrutiny and clarity on competition-law and consumer-law aspects is imminent.
Key developments in sustainability claims in 2022
In 2022, the ACM and the European Commission put the spotlight on the accuracy of companies’ sustainability claims. Notably, the ACM published several market studies and adopted commitment decisions concerning allegedly misleading sustainability claims.
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.
The Stibbe Annual Competition Update will take place on 24 January 2023
2023 will be the end game of the European Commission’s competition policy review. Shiny new competition policy tools for dealing with social, digital and vertical aspects as well as foreign investment issues are upcoming, ongoing or being finalised.
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.
Netherlands Chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide
Jeroen Kortmann, Amber van Vugt, Twan Heikens and Francis Blaauboer contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide - Competition Litigation 2023 in a Q&A chapter about the Netherlands.