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Belgium Competition/European Law
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About

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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

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Competition: Domestic - Belgium
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What the team is known for

Stibbe offers both Belgian and international clients advice across a range of competition matters before the Belgian Competition Authority. The law firm represents clients in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations before the domestic authorities. It advises on sports sector cases that seek to apply competition law principles to decisions made by sports governing bodies. The team also represents the addressees of EC cartel decisions in follow-on damages claims brought in Belgium.

Work Highlights

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  • Represented The Royal Belgian Football Association in several proceedings relating to the decision to demote Waasland-Beveren from Belgium's first division following the early end of the season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notable Practitioners

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Peter Wytinck
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Peter Wytinck has long been a prominent figure in Belgium's domestic competition law market. He advises on BCA behavioural investigations in the healthcare and sports sectors, and he has notable experience in follow-on damages claims filed in Belgium. "Competition law can be difficult for non-lawyers and he explains it really well so that the message is really clear," says one client, going on to note that Wytinck "gets very involved in the file and is pragmatic."

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