Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Kris Van Hove

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Kris Van Hove is a partner in the Brussels office. His main areas of practice are EU and national competition law and regulatory affairs. Kris specialises in all aspects of competition law, with particular expertise in cartels, merger control, dominant market positions, distribution and technology transfer. He also specialises in regulatory affairs in the area of aviation law. Kris’ practice covers a wide variety of sectors, including, but not limited to, car parts, consumer products, aviation, basic industries, steel, energy, construction equipment, building materials, chemicals, electronics, music and information and communications technology and chemicals. He handles notifications and investigations as well as litigation before European and national courts. He regularly lectures and writes on competition law matters. Kris Van Hove speaks English, Dutch and French.

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4625 Bulletin

Maria-Olga Papadopoulou, Kris Van Hove The EU Court of Justice rules that an online travel agency has abused its dominant position, and opens greater access to victims to bring actions before national courts (Wikingerhof /


On 24 November 2020, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) ruled that the special jurisdiction rule for tort disputes under Regulation 1215/2012 (the “Brussels I bis Regulation”) applies to actions based on a breach of competition law, even within the context of a contractual (...)

Charlotte de Meeûs, Kris Van Hove The Romanian Government publishes an ordonnance on actions for damages providing cartel infringements are presumed to cause an overcharge of 20%


On 16 October 2020, the Romanian government published Ordinance No. 170/2020 on actions for damages in cases of violation of the competition law provisions and modifying and supplementing Romanian Competition Law No. 21/1996 (the “Ordinance”). The Ordinance provides that cartel infringements are (...)

Kris Van Hove The Belgian College of Competition Prosecutors confirms that the Competition Authority started conducting dawn raids at the premises of certain companies active on the market for fresh yeast


In a press release of 19 June 2013, the College of Competition Prosecutors confirmed that the competition authority had started conducting dawn raids on 18 June 2013 at the premises of certain companies active on the Belgian market for fresh yeast. The competition authority is looking for (...)

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