Johnson & Johnson (Brussels)

Louise Depuydt

Johnson & Johnson (Brussels)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

Louise Depuydt is legal counsel at Johnson & Johnson Brussels. Prior to that, Louise Depuydt was associate in the commercial & competition department of ALTIUS, a leading independent Belgian law firm. She specialises in competition law, distribution law, unfair competition and commercial contracts. Louise graduated in 2006 with a master in law from the University of Leuven (Belgium). In 2006, she joined a European Exchange Program (Erasmus) at King’s College London (United Kingdom). She also obtained a postgraduate in European Competition Law at King’s College London (United Kingdom). Louise Depuydt is member of Association pour l’Etude du Droit de la Concurrence (AEDC) and member of the Ligue International du Droit de la Concurrence (LIDC).

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9346 Bulletin

Carmen Verdonck, Louise Depuydt The Belgian Prosecutor refuses to prohibit grant of a public tender for public bicycle rental system (ClearChannel Belgium/JC Decaux Belgium sa and Région de Bruxelles-Capitale)


In Spring 2008, the government of the Brussels-Capital Region (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest) issued an invitation to tender for the creation and implementation of an automatic bicycle-hire system for public use in the Brussels region. Three tenders were submitted (...)

Louise Depuydt The Belgian Court of Appeal rules that the obligation to obtain the supplier’s approval of advertisement campaigns in a selective distribution relationship does not constitute an indirect resale price maintenance clause (Chanel / Makro)


Description of the impugned case In Belgium, as in other countries, the Chanel cosmetic products and perfumes are distributed through a selective distribution network. The selective distribution agreements used in this regard, were notified to the European Commission and the Belgian (...)

Louise Depuydt The Brussels Court of Appeals rules that resale price maintenance is an anti-competitive restriction by object, which always has an appreciable effect on competition (Laroy-Duvo / Belgian State)


Description of the impugned case Laroy-Duvo imports petfoods from the USA and distributes these products in Belgium. It imposed fixed retail prices on its distributors. Its distributors were repeatedly and explicitly warned that if the retail prices are not respected, they will no longer be (...)

Louise Depuydt The President of the Brussels Commercial Court rules that resale price maintenance is not illicit if the agreement predates the entry into effect of the Belgian Competition Act and was notified to the Competition Authority (Aniserco/Laroy-Duvo)


Description of the impugned case Aniserco exploits a chain of shops specialised in petfoods. Some shops are run by Anserico itself, while others are exploited by franchisees. Laroy-Duvo imports petfoods from the USA and in particular, it imports dog food of the brand Eukanuba and Iams. After (...)

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