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Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke

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Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke is a member of the Brussels bar since 1977. He is a former partner of Linklaters LLP and since 2009, Of Counsel in the Brussels office. Bernard van de Walle is a Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges since 1993 where he teaches a course on European Union legal order and institutions. He currently chairs the Global Competition Law Center. As a practitioner, he specialises in competition law, including State aid, as well as in general EU law and internal market issues. He regularly pleads cases before the European Union courts.

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Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke The Belgian Parliament adopts new competition act


This is the short version of a full article to be released in Concurrences N° 4-2013 in Nov. 2013 September 2013 has seen the entry into force of the new Belgian Competition Act, which is now included in the new Code of Economic Law. The reform leaves untouched the substantive law provisions (...)

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Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke 2013 reform of the Belgian competition law


September 2013 has seen the entry into force of the new Belgian Competition Act; The main innovation is the introduction of the Belgian Competition Authority, a single and independent administrative body, but with an internal functional separation between investigative and decision-making (...)

Andreas Bardong, Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke, David Bosco, David Spector, Jacques-Philippe Gunther, Peter Freeman, Peter Kalbfleisch Merger control and minority shareholdings : Time for a change ?


Ce Tendances revient sur le débat qu’a ravivé l’affaire Aer Lingus/Ryanair autour du traitement des participations minoritaires dans le contrôle des concentrations. La difficulté principale tient dans le point de savoir si, et dans quelle mesure, le droit des concentrations doit s’appliquer aux (...)

Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke, Denis Waelbroeck, Eric Morgan de Rivery, Filippo Amato, Jacques Bourgeois, Leonardo Armati, Marc van der Woude, Massimo Merola, Matthew Levitt, Tarik Hennen Towards an optimal enforcement of competition rules in Europe: Time for a Review of Regulation 1/2003?


The Fifth annual conference of the Global Competition Law Centre, held in Brussels on 11-12 June 2009, was dedicated to the Commission’s review of EC Regulation 1/2003. These contributions are the summaries of six work groups: I) The directly applicable exception system and the direct (...)

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