Daniel Vasbeck

Baker Botts (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Daniel Vasbeck is an associate in the Antitrust and Competition practice of Baker Botts’ Brussels office. Daniel advises on all aspects of EU competition law, including merger control and investigations into cartels, anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominance. Daniel has experience in a number of sectors, including financial services, energy, the luxury sector and the automotive industry. Prior to joining Baker Botts, Daniel worked as an associate at other international law firms in Brussels and Paris. Daniel speaks German, French and English.

Articles

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Daniel Vasbeck The EU General Court confirms that successor liability for EU competition law infringements may only exceptionally be based on economic continuity (Coveris Rigid France)

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In December 2018, the EU General Court (the “General Court”) dismissed the action for annulment lodged by Coveris Rigid France (“Coveris”) against a decision of the European Commission (the “Commission”) that held Coveris liable for its participation in the retail food packaging cartel. The judgment (...)

Daniel Vasbeck The French Competition Authority dismisses an abuse of dominance case concerning a pre-emptive right provided in an affiliation agreement (Altimat, Sapec, Weldom)

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By a decision (hereinafter the ‘Decision’) dated 29 October 2013, the French Competition Authority (hereinafter the ‘FCA’) rejected a complaint submitted in January 2011 by the company Altimat (hereinafter the ‘Complainant’) alleging abusive exercise of a pre-emptive right by the companies Sapec and (...)

Daniel Vasbeck A French Court of Appeal dismisses claims that a compulsory affiliation scheme for supplementary reimbursement of healthcare costs infringes Art. 102 and 106 TFEU (Hurstel-Koenig)

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In three identically worded judgments dated 28 June 2013, the Court of appeal of Colmar (hereinafter the ‘Court of appeal’) dismissed claims that a compulsory affiliation scheme for supplementary reimbursement of healthcare costs amounts to a State measure contrary to Article 102 TFEU read in (...)

Daniel Vasbeck The French Competition Authority sanctions a professional body and an association for exclusionary practices implemented in the sector of electronic transfer of tax and accounting data (French Association of Chartered Accountants)

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Following a complaint submitted in December 2010, the French Competition Authority (hereinafter the ’FCA’) adopted on 28 February 2013 a decision (hereinafter the ’Decision’) whereby it fined two bodies a total of €1,247,220 for an abuse of a dominant position in the sector of online transmission of (...)

Daniel Vasbeck The French Competition Authority imposes fines totalling € 183.1 M on two leading mobile operators for implementing abusive rate differentiations (Orange, SFR)

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Following a complaint lodged in 2006 by the then latest market entrant, Bouygues Télécom, the French Competition Authority (hereinafter the ‘FCA’) adopted on 13 December 2012 a 171-page long decision (hereinafter the ‘Decision’) by which it sanctioned the two largest French mobile network operators (...)

Daniel Vasbeck The EU General Court partially annuls a Commission’s inspection decision and declares inadmissible actions for annulment of measures adopted during the inspection (Nexans)

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In two judgments rendered on 14 November 2012, the EU General Court (the ‘General Court’) provided guidance on the Commission’s obligation to define the product and geographic scope of its inspections and partially annulled two decisions ordering an inspection (the ‘inspection decisions’) on the (...)

Daniel Vasbeck The EU General Court partially annuls a Commission’s inspection decision and declares inadmissible actions for annulment of measures adopted during the inspection (Prysmian)

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In two judgments rendered on 14 November 2012, the EU General Court (the ‘General Court’) provided guidance on the Commission’s obligation to define the product and geographic scope of its inspections and partially annulled two decisions ordering an inspection (the ‘inspection decisions’) on the (...)

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