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Competition & Regulatory

Competition law affects your company from its top-level strategic objectives to its day-to-day commercial decisions. To succeed in a competitive world, your company will innovate, merge with other businesses or create strategic alliances. You may need to share information and work together both with competitors and non-competitors alike. We can assist you in achieving this, within the boundaries of competition law compliance.

World Data Privacy Day – What can we expect from the Belgian Data Protection Authority in 2020?
News - 28 January 2020 - Global

World Data Privacy Day – What can we expect from the Belgian Data Protection Authority in 2020?

28 January is World Data Privacy Day in the US, in Canada and in 47 European countries. Since 2007, this day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance...
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Belgian team collecting the award for 'Best Law Firm of the Year' during the Trends Legal Awards 2019
News - 19 November 2019 - Belgium

Loyens & Loeff Belgium wins two awards during Trends Legal Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have won not only the ‘Best Law Firm of the Year’ award, but also the award for 'Best Law Firm in Tax Law' from Trends Legal...
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Belgian competition authority conducts dawn raids at hospitals and pharma companies
News - 24 October 2019 - Belgium

Belgian competition authority conducts dawn raids at hospitals and pharma companies

The Belgian competition authority highlights its particular cartel enforcement focus on the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector by conducting dawnraids at...
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Belgian competition authority fines the professional association of Belgian pharmacists
News - 24 October 2019 - Belgium

Belgian competition authority fines the professional association of Belgian pharmacists (again)

The Belgian competition authority imposes cartel fines on the professional association of Belgian pharmacists for a second time in 6 months for anticompetitive...
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New-Belgian-rules

New Belgian rules on economic dependence


Integrated approach

Do I need to notify this transaction for merger control clearance? What are the chances that the competition authority will clear our transaction? Am I allowed to cooperate with my competitor for R&D or to jointly distribute our products? What resale price policy may I impose on my distributors? How can I implement competition law compliance within my company? Which is the better fit for my company: selective or exclusive distribution? Officers of the Belgian Competition Authority or European Commission present themselves  to search my company’s offices for evidence of cartel infringements, what do I do?

Every company will face these and many other competition law questions, whether at the national or EU level. Very often the way in which these issues are handled will prove to be deal makers or deal breakers in your commercial transactions. In addition, antitrust or abuse of dominance investigations can seriously affect your company’s public image and lead to very high fines.

Clear-cut answers

Our team of dedicated advisers is happy to assist you in dealing with the competition authorities and helps you to ensure full compliance of your company with those complex competition rules.

We aim to establish long-term, sustainable client relations in order to provide personal and client-tailored advice. Our specialist lawyers provide clear-cut and pragmatic answers to assist you in making the right decisions. We do not stop at identifying the problem, but strive to deliver solutions in a complex legal and business environment.

Sector knowledge

Our clients value our sector-specific knowledge. Applying competition law with the knowledge of trends and developments in a specific sector fosters accurate, pragmatic and solution-driven advice. Over the years we have gathered profound knowledge of the energy, automotive, healthcare & life sciences, food & beverages and real estate sectors. Our competition law team closely cooperates with national and international experts from other areas such as litigation, commercial law, corporate tax, corporate law, real estate and IP to offer an integrated approach to your legal needs.