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  1. Legal news
    06 April 2021
    How Indispensable is the Indispensability Criterion in Cases of Refusal to Supply Competitors by Dominant Companies? (Slovak Telekom, C-165/19 P)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/the-indispensability-criterion-in-cases-of-refusal-to-supply-competitors-by-dominant-companies

    The recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU in Slovak Telekom is a judgment with significant implications. This article summarises the main lessons from Slovak Telecom as regards the indispensability criterion ...

  2. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    The European Commission publishes the Results of the public consultation on the review of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/the-european-commission-publishes-the-results-of-the-public-consultation-on-the-review-of-the-motor

    On 17 March 2021, the European Commission (“EC”) published a summary of the contributions on the review of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (“MVBER”) (“Consultation”). The MVBER is due to expire on 31 May ...

  3. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    The Belgian Competition Authority sets out its key policy priorities for 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/the-belgian-competition-authority-sets-out-its-key-policy-priorities-for-2021

    On 10 March 2021, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) published its Priority Policy Note for the year ahead (available in French and Dutch).

  4. Legal news
    14 July 2021
    Members of the European Competition Network argue in Favour of stronger role in enforcement of the DMA
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/ecn-argue-in-favour-of-stronger-role-in-enforcement-of-the-dma

    The interest of National Competition Authorities (“NCAs”) in playing a prominent role in the enforcement of the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) is not new. Back in May 2021, the German, French and Dutch competition ...

  5. Legal news
    14 July 2021
    Belgian Competition and Telecoms Authorities disagree over acquisition of Mobile Vikings by Proximus
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/belgian-competition-and-telecoms-authorities-disagree-over-acquisition

    In February 2021, Proximus, Belgium’s incumbent telecom provider, started prenotification talks with the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) with a view to taking over Mobile Vikings, a mobile virtual network operator ...

  6. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    Video games sector hit with anti-trust fine for geo-blocking practices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/video-games-sector-hit-with-anti-trust-fine-for-geo-blocking-practices

    One of the final cases resulting from the European Commission's e-commerce sector enquiry has come to a conclusion. On 20 January 2021, the Directorate-General for Competition fined Valve Corporation, owner of the Steam ...

  7. Legal news
    18 February 2020
    Four Member States urge competition reform to clear path for 'European champions'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/four-member-states-urge-competition-reform-to-clear-path-for-european-champions

    Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager put under pressure to come up with an action plan to review the EU competition rules. Though, it remains unclear how far she is willing to go.

  8. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    Europe's digital roadmap indicates two-pronged approach to platform economy and competition rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/europes-digital-roadmap-indicates-two-pronged-approach-to-platform-economy-and-competition-rules

    Margrethe Vestager gave an indication of how she intends to use her enhanced powers as both digital czar and competition law enforcer, when the European Commission presented its roadmap for Europe’s digital future on 19 ...

  9. Legal news
    29 September 2020
    Amendments to the EU vehicle type approval system and the exemption procedure for EU approval of new autonomous vehicle technology
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/amendments-to-the-eu-vehicle-type-approval-system-and-the-exemption-procedure-for-eu-approval

    Under the Whole Vehicle Type-Approval System ("WVTA"), a manufacturer can obtain certification for a vehicle type in one EU Member State and market it EU-wide without further tests. The certification is issued by a ...

  10. Legal news
    23 December 2019
    Competitive Edge: Competition & EU law news - December 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/competitive-edge-dec-2019

    Keeping you up to date on Competition & EU law developments in Europe and beyond