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Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Focused Benelux firm offering both Belgian and international clients strength across a range of competition matters before the Belgian Competition Authority. Represents clients in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations before the domestic authorities. Advises on unfair commercial practices, as well as assisting Belgian clients with obtaining clearance for acquisitions. Maintains a strong caseload of state aid matters for public and private entities.

Strengths

The team "is very experienced and you get very quick answers," enthuses a client.

One commentator describes the team as "very reliable" and highlights that the lawyers provide "good expectation management."

Work highlights

Represented a number of Belgian hospitals in the BCA's investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices.

Notable practitioners

Clients applaud Peter Wytinck , reporting that he is "pleasant to work with and with fast reaction times to questions," and adding that "he knows competition law and is very pragmatic." Wytinck represents clients in matters before the BCA, with substantial experience in competition litigation, as well as mergers and behavioural investigations.

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Overview

With proven experience in this often-complex area of law, our experts have successfully defended clients in landmark cases in Belgium and the EU. 

We provide our clients (including local companies, multinationals, associations, national and international governments and institutions) advice in the following domains: cartels, competition disputes, European law, follow-on civil litigation, merger control and joint ventures, regulatory investigations and compliance, state aid and trade law.

Our expert team has particular expertise in national and transnational cartels and litigation together with regulatory issues in many areas such as the energy, health, communications, media and transport sectors. With regard to litigation, we represent clients with cases brought before the national courts,
competition authorities, the General Court, the European Court of Justice and the EU Commission.

As part of our wide-ranging service we handle EU competition law, national competition law, EU law, internal market secondary legislation, regulated markets and unfair commercial practices. 

In addition, we assist clients in a large number of civil claims for damages for infringements of competition law.

Please visit the Stibbe website for more details about our work in this category: https://www.stibbe.com/en/expertise/practiceareas/eu-law-competition-and-regulation

Members

Gillet, Delphine

Ruys, Tom

Van Besien, Sophie

Wytinck, Peter

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Retail

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

Competition/European Law

Stibbe

firm
Location

Central Plaza

Loksumstraat 25 rue de Loxum

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1000

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Belgium

Competition: Domestic


Peter Wytinck
Band 1