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  1. Legal news
    06 February 2019
    Belgian Competition Authority imposes €98,000 fine for maximum rebates
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/belgium/belgian-competition-authority-imposes-fine-for-max-rebates

    On 29 January 2019, the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) imposed a €98,000 fine on HM Products, a wholesale distributor of infrared cabins, for imposing maximum rebates on its retailers.

  2. Legal news
    24 July 2017
    The European Commission initiates an investigation into alleged excessive pricing practices in the pharmaceutical sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/belgium/european-commission-investigation-into-excessive-pricing-practices-in-pharmaceutical-sector

    The European Commission (EC) has opened a formal investigation into certain alleged excessive pricing practices pursued by Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited (Aspen), so-called "price gouging", in relation to off-patent ...

  3. Legal news
    10 July 2020
    Belgian Competition Authority adopts new Guidelines
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/belgium/belgian-competition-authority-adopts-new-guidelines

    On 22 May 2020 the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) published three new guidelines: (i) new guidelines regarding the informal opinions of the BCA's President; (ii) new guidelines regarding the calculation of fines; ...

  4. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    Increased leeway for cooperation between Pharma and Medical Equipment companies during the COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-cooperation-between-pharma-and-medical-equipment-companies

    Competition rules are aimed at safeguarding healthy competition between companies. For more than half a century the EU and its Member States have vigorously defended effective competition by pursuing and sanctioning ...

  5. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    State aid & the COVID-19 pandemic – Automotive sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-and-the-covid-19-pandemic-automotive-sector

    Public safety measures, supply disruptions and the unprecedented dramatic decline in automotive markets as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak have forced OEMs to stop production in numerous Member States. Such decisions ...

  6. Legal news
    16 June 2020
    Geo-Blocking Regulation: Stumbling Block or Building Block towards the Digital Single Market?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/geo-blocking-regulation-stumbling-block-or-building-block-towards-the-digital-single-market

    Already a while ago, on the 3rd of December 2018, the Geo-blocking Regulation (“the GBR”) came into force. The GBR’s goal is to realise the full potential of the EU’s internal market by abolishing obstacles put in place ...

  7. Legal news
    18 March 2020
    State aid & the COVID-19 pandemic – obtaining State aid for mitigating the financial impact of the pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-and-the-covid-19-pandemic-obtaining-state-aid-for-mitigating-the-financial-impact

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been declared an exceptional occurrence, paving the way for more and faster approval of national State aid initiatives in the EU.

  8. Twobirds news
    28 September 2017
    Bird & Bird expands its Competition & EU team in Madrid by appointing Patricia Liñán as partner
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2017/spain/bird-and-bird-expands-its-competition-and-eu-team-in-madrid--by-appointing-patricia-linan-as-partner

    International law firm Bird & Bird LLP appoints leading Spanish competition & EU specialist Patricia Liñán as a partner who will join the firm in the coming weeks. Patricia will primarily be based in our Madrid office ...