Kurst Haegeman is Partner at Baker & McKenzie. He received a law degree from Ghent University and an LLM from the University of Cambridge. He joined Baker & Mc Kenzie in 1996. Kurt has considerable experience in advising on cartel investigations and has assisted numerous clients in the preparation of leniency applications and applications for immunity from fines before the European Commission, the Belgian Competition Authority and other national competition authorities, as well as in the development and implementation of competition compliance programmes throughout the EEA. Kurt assists clients regularly in the development, roll-out and policing of Europe-wide distribution systems (and particularly selective distribution).
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In brief The European Commission (Commission) has launched a sector inquiry into the market for consumer products and services linked to the Internet of Things (IoT). This marks the start of an intensive information gathering process in which hundreds of companies will be asked for information (...)
I. An Overview In less than ten years since the introduction of the EU settlement procedure , the European Commission ("Commission") has successfully settled 21 cartel cases of varying degrees of complexity and with different unique features. The Commission’s settlement practice has evolved (...)
On 23 December 2011, the Competition Council cleared after a second phase investigation the acquisition by Belgacom, the incumbent telecom provider in Belgium, of Wireless Technologies, the operator of The Phone House, the only remaining multibrand distributor at retail level offering telecom (...)
On 13 October 2011, the Competition Council granted a derogation from the standstill obligation under which concentrations that are notifiable in Belgium cannot be implemented before clearance. The Belgian State obtained this derogation for its acquisition of the shares of Dexia Bank België NV (...)
On 7 September 2011, the Competition Council cleared the acquisition by Waterman & Waterman Comm VA (W&W), Corelio NV (Corelio) and Sanoma Corporation (hereinafter Sanoma) of joint control over De Vijver Media (De Vijver Media), a financial holding company with participations in a (...)