Stibbe represents retail company
Stibbe represented an upmarket department store company in the highly publicized proceedings before Belgium’s Supreme Court (Hof van Cassatie/Cour de cassation) regarding the validity of the national sales period legislation in light of EU law.
Stibbe advises European leading television format supplier
Stibbe assisted a European leading television format supplier in various legal aspects of TV phone-in games.
Stibbe advises Makro Cash & Carry Belgium
Acting as longstanding legal counsel for Makro Cash & Carry Belgium in various legal fields, such as socio-economic legislation, competition law and unfair competition law, consumer protection, general commercial etc.
Does selling a phone on an online marketplace make you a "trader" under the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and the Consumer Rights Directive?
Online marketplaces provide sales channels not only for professional traders but also for individuals selling second-hand goods. For buyers, online advertisements do not always make it clear whether the seller is a professional trader or an individual.
European regulatory initiatives for online platforms and search engines
As part of the digital economy, the rise of online platforms and search engines raises all kinds of legal questions. For example, do bicycle couriers qualify as employees who are entitled to ordinary labour law protections?
Abuse of economic dependence and unfair contract terms in B2B relations: ready for 2020?
Belgium recently adopted a new act prohibiting (1) the abuse of economic dependence, (2) the use of unfair contract terms and (3) unfair market practices in B2B relationships.
Stibbe in Amsterdam answers questions from consumers, small business foundations and NGOs about the coronavirus [updated]
In a special Q&A, lawyers from our Amsterdam office share their legal expertise and strive to provide answers to questions put to us by consumers, self-employed persons, enterprises large and small, foundations and NGOs as a result of the corona crisis.
Digital Law Up(to)date: EDPS opinion on the proposal for a directive on consumer credits
The European Data Protection Supervisor has handed down a positive opinion on the initiative of the European Commission to modernise Directive 2008/48 on credit agreements for consumers, taking into account the increasing digitalisation of this market.
Digital Law Up(to)date: Display of advertising messages in electronic inbox similar to real emails constitutes unsolicited communication
On 25 November 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the display in the electronic inbox of advertising messages in a form similar to real email constitutes an unsolicited communications.
Digital Law Up(to)date: The EDPS claims Pegasus might lead to an unprecedented level of intrusiveness
On 15 February 2022, the European Data Protection Supervisor published Preliminary Remarks on Modern Spyware. In fact, this document directly targets the Pegasus spyware developed by an Israeli company.
Digital Law Up(to)date: The European Commission publishes the draft of the Data Act
On 23 February 2022, the European Commission published its draft Data Act, i.e. a proposal for a regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data. The text is part of the European strategy for data launched by the Commission in 2020.
EU and Competition Law
Our EU and Competition Law team has unrivalled experience in providing cutting-edge technical and strategic advice in complex domestic and cross-border EU and competition law matters, to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.