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Competition: EU
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Provided by Kris Van Hove

Europe

Practice Areas

Kris specialises in all aspects of competition law, with particular expertise in cartels, merger control, abuse of dominance, distribution and damages litigation.

His practice covers a wide variety of sectors including music, digital markets and financial data, consumer products, aviation, travel, automotive, and basic industries. He handles notifications and investigations as well as litigation before EU and national courts.

Kris has been involved in some of the most notable competition cases in recent years, including acting as counsel for Japan Airlines before the EU General Court which overturned the Commission 2010 Air Freight decision and annulled Japan Airlines’ €35.7 million fine; leading the team that assisted one of the parties in the Commission’s first-ever direct settlement case (DRAM); and handling the appeal to the EU General Court which led to the annulment of the Commission CISAC decision.

Career

Joined Van Bael & Bellis in 1993, became a Partner in 2001.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Brussels Bar.

Publications

Revising the Competition Law Rulebook for Digital Markets in Europe: A Delicate Balancing Act (Competition Policy International, October 2020).

Contributor to 6th edition of Competition Law of the European Union (Van Bael & Bellis, Kluwer, 2021).

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Competition: EU - Belgium
4
Band 4

Kris Van Hove has a varied practice that ranges from the appeal of EC cartel decisions to advice on third-party interventions in EU merger investigations.

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