Gabriel Bleser

Moyse Bleser (Luxembourg)
Lawyer (Partner)

Gabriel advises on EU law, EU and Luxembourg competition law (cartels, abuse of dominant positions, joint-ventures, State aid, merger control, distribution issues), unfair competition law, public law, telecommunications law and labour law. He advises local and international companies on all non financial regulatory issues they may face in Luxembourg. Gabriel has 20 years of experience as a lawyer and in the public sector (Ministry of the Economy). He was the first general rapporteur of the Luxembourg Competition Inspectorate where he gained significant experience in European and Luxembourg Competition Law. In 2004, he contributed to the establishment of the Luxembourg competition authorities. Gabriel is a founding member and President of the Luxembourg Competition Law Association. He is a regular speaker at conferences on competition law and regularly published articles on competition law.


71793 Bulletin

Gabriel Bleser, Thierry Schiltz The Luxembourg Administrative Tribunal annuls decisions imposing interim measures and fines in the telecommunications sector (Entreprise des Postes et Télécommunications)


Introduction In a judgment dated 20 May 2009 (the Judgment), the Luxembourg administrative tribunal (the Tribunal) annulled two decisions of the Competition Council (the Council) and the President of the Council (the President) concerning interim measures and fines imposed on the Entreprise (...)

Gabriel Bleser, Gabriel de la Bourdonnaye The Luxembourg Administrative Tribunal upholds fines and periodic penalty payments imposed by the Competition Council (”House of Justice" case)


Background By a decision of 30 April 2007 (the "Decision") the Competition Council (the "Council") imposed fines and periodic penalty payments on three companies which had refused to submit appropriate information to the Competition Inspectorate (the "Inspectorate") in the course of a cartel (...)

Gabriel Bleser The Luxembourg Competition Authority adopts the first conservatory measures against the telecommunications incumbent regarding alleged abusive bundling of fixed-line telephone, mobile telephone and high-speed Internet access (Entreprise des Postes et Télécommunications)


On 22 January 2008, the President of the Competition Council (Council) handed down an 83-pages decision, for the first time after the law of 17 May 2004 on competition (Law on competition) came into force, imposing a limited number of conservatory measures on the public entity Entreprise des (...)

Dirk Hamann, Gabriel Bleser The Luxembourg Administrative Tribunal rules on the prohibition of self-incrimination in cartel investigation procedures (Tile products cartel)


I. Introduction On 15 November 2007, the Luxembourg administrative tribunal (Tribunal administratif) (“Tribunal”) rejected an action for annulment (hereinafter the “Action”) filed against a decision adopted by the Competition Inspectorate (Inspection de la concurrence) (“Inspectorate”), by virtue (...)

Dirk Hamann, Gabriel Bleser The Luxembourg Competition Authority rejects an abuse of dominance complaint in the car insurance sector concerning alleged obligation to use a software application (OEIPA / Le Foyer Assurances)


On 5 September 2007, following quite a lengthy decision, The Competition Council (Conseil de la concurrence) (Council) rejected a complaint submitted to the Competition Inspectorate (Inspectorate) by a professional association of car damage experts (Ordre des experts indépendants professionnels (...)

Gabriel Bleser The Luxembourg Competition Council imposed a fine and a daily penalty payment for non-compliance with requests of information in the course of investigations ("House of justice" case)


In the course of a cartel investigation carried out by the Competition Inspectorate (Inspection de la concurrence)(the "Inspectorate"), the addressee of the decision refused to submit accurate information to the Inspectorate, which, in reaction, adopted a formal request by way of decision (...)

Gabriel Bleser The Luxembourg Courts take the rare opportunity to consider a case concerning the car distribution sector under Article 81 of the EC treaty (I.C.S. Renting / Etoile Garage)


Even if courts had already the power to apply article 81, paragraph 1, EC Treaty before the 1st May 2004, article 81 EC Treaty has been rarely applied by Luxembourg courts and there exists not really a developed Luxembourg case law concerning the application of articles 81 and 82 EC Treaty. (...)

Gabriel Bleser "Modernisation" du droit luxembourgeois: La loi du 17 mai 2004 introduit en droit interne les dispositions « miroirs » des Art. 81 et 82 CE et installe l’autorité luxembourgeoise de concurrence


Depuis le 29 mai 2004, date de l’entrée en vigueur de la loi du 17 mai 2004 relative à la concurrence, le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg dispose enfin d’une nouvelle loi relative à la concurrence et d’une autorité de concurrence. Sept ans, et la forte volonté politique d’un ministre libéral de l’économie, (...)

13925 Review

Gabriel Bleser Modernisation in Luxembourg : Reform of competition law


In this article, M. Gabriel Bleser, N° 2 in the Luxemburg Competition Authority, gives an assessment of the reform of the Luxemburg regime implementing the EC modernisation of competition law. Since 29 May 2004, the date of the entry into force of the Law of 17 May 2004 on competition (...)

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