Thibault Balthazar

UGGC (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Thibault Balthazar is an associate in the European and competition department of UGGC & Associés. Thibault graduated from the University of Louvain - La - Neuve and holds an LL.M in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. Prior to joining UGGC & Associés, he had been a member of the Global Antitrust and Competition Practice of Latham & Watkins LLP in Brussels, after he rounded up his internship with the Chamber of Judge Jan Klučka at the Court of Justice of the European Union. His areas of expertise cover all aspects of European and Belgian competition law. He also advises clients on Belgian Corporate law matters, European environmental law and internal market issues.

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Articles

13701 Bulletin

Bruno Lebrun, Thibault Balthazar The Belgian Constitutional Court finds that the Act on trade practices and consumer protection implementing Directive 2005/29/CE infringes the principle of non-discrimination of the Constitution

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I. Introduction Exactly one year after the adoption of the Belgian Act of 6 April 2010 (MB 12.04.2010) on trade practices and consumer protection, the Belgian Constitutional Court found that it infringes the principle of non-discrimination enshrined in Articles 10 and 11 of the Belgian (...)

Bruno Lebrun, Thibault Balthazar The Brussels Court of Appeal asks the Belgian Constitutional Court whether its jurisdiction should extend to decisions taken by the College of Competition Prosecutors in the context of a dawn raid

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Introduction The Brussels Court of Appeal was asked to annul and provisionally suspend three decisions adopted by the Belgian College of Competition Prosecutors in relation to documents seized in the course of a dawn raid. The main question is whether the Brussels Court of Appeal has (...)

Bruno Lebrun, Thibault Balthazar The Brussels Court of Appeal clarifies the scope of business secrets and anticompetitive exchanges of information in court actions between competitors (KPN / Beldiscom)

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Introduction In a judgment dated 24 March 2011, the Brussels Court of Appeal ruled that the protection of business secrets prevents the exchange between competitors of detailed information on mobile phone subscriptions contained in an expert report produced in a Court action between KPN and (...)

Bruno Lebrun, Thibault Balthazar The Belgian Criminal Court in Ghent fines a supermarket chain for misleading advertising due to the absence or limited availability of products subject to special promotion (Lidl)

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I. Introduction In a judgment dated 12 January 2011, currently under appeal, the Ghent Criminal Court imposed a € 27,500 fine on the supermarket chain Lidl for advertising on a national scale products at a discounted price that were either not available or available only for a very short time (...)

Jacques Derenne, Thibault Balthazar The Brussels Court of Appeal highlights the Member States’ margin of discretion as regards the method of financing the universal service obligation in the postal and telecommunication sectors (Belgacom / IBPT)

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Background Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services (Universal Service Directive) (OJEC L 108, 24 April 2002, pp. 51-77) provides that national regulatory (...)

Jacques Derenne, Thibault Balthazar The Brussels Court of Appeal dismisses an alleged anticompetitive agreement and an abuse of dominant position in the electronic payment card market (Master Card / Visa Card)

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Background Electronic payment card schemes involve two basic operators : the “issuing bank”, which is a credit institution, and member of a card scheme, that has a contractual relationship with a cardholder for the provision and use of a card of that card scheme ; and the “acquiring bank”, which (...)

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