McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)

Hannelore Wiame

McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)
Senior Associate

Hannelore Wiame focuses her practice on European and Belgian competition law. Her practice covers the entire range of competition law issues, such as cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, merger control, State aid, litigation, as well as compliance and advisory work relating to horizontal and vertical agreements.

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Articles

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Hendrik Viaene, Karolien Van der Putten, Hannelore Wiame The EU General Court rules that the Commission has the power to review a merger despite the fact that the turnover thresholds have not been triggered (Illumina / GRAIL)

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In Illumina v Commission, the General Court has confirmed the authority of the European Commission (EC) under Article 22 EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) to examine a transaction that does not have a European dimension, but which is the subject of a referral request made by a Member State – even if (...)

Hendrik Viaene, Karolien Van der Putten, Hannelore Wiame The EU Commission adopts Temporary Crisis Framework for State aid measures to support the EU economy following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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To mitigate the negative economic and social consequences of Russian military aggression against Ukraine and to lessen the effect of the restrictive economic measures taken in response to the crisis, as well as retaliatory counter measures, the European Commission adopted the Temporary Crisis (...)

Hendrik Viaene, Karolien Van der Putten, Hannelore Wiame The EU Commission sends a draft proposal to the Member States with the aim of establishing a State aid temporary crisis framework to support the EU economy in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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The European Commission consults Member States on its draft proposal On March 10, 2022 the European Commission (Commission) sent a draft proposal to EU Member States with the aim of establishing a State aid Temporary Crisis Framework to support the EU economy in the wake of Russia’s invasion of (...)

Hendrik Viaene, Hannelore Wiame, Karolien Van der Putten The Belgian Parliament transposes the ECN+ Directive into the national legislation and introduces filing fees in concentration notifications

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On March 7, 2022, changes to both the Belgian Code of Economic Law (CEL) as well as the Belgian Criminal Code (BCC) were published in the Belgian Official Gazette (Belgisch Staatsblad, Moniteur belge). The main changes include: Introducing a filing fee in notifications of concentrations (...)

Bram Hoorelbeke, Hannelore Wiame, Nina F. Niejahr The EU Commission publishes the fourth amendment to the State aid temporary framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

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On 13 October 2020, the Commission decided to extend the coverage of the Temporary Framework and prolong it for six months until 30 June 2021, except for the section on recapitalisation support, which was extended for three months until 30 September 2021 (4th Amendment). In March 2020, the (...)

Bill Batchelor, Hannelore Wiame The EU Court of Justice dismisses an appeal against a General Court judgment upholding the EU Commission’s prohibition of a non-compete covenant in a share purchase agreement (Telefonica)

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently dismissed an appeal against a General Court judgment which largely upheld the European Commission’s prohibition decision taken against Telefónica and Portugal Telecom for a non-compete covenant in a share purchase agreement. The share purchase (...)

Hannelore Wiame, Marco Slotboom The Midden-Nederland Court rejects claims that a car manufacturer infringed competition law by entering into agreements or concerted practices with members of its network in order to refuse access to its network and by abusing its dominant position on various markets by refusing to accept the claimants as approved repairers (KIA Motors Nederland)

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NL30 KIA Motors Nederland LJN: BZ1050 06.02.13 Lower Court, access to selective distribution system The Dutch Court of ‘Midden-Nederland’ rejects claims that KIA Motors Nederland B.V. infringed competition law by entering into agreements or concerted practices with members of its network in (...)

Hannelore Wiame, Marco Slotboom The Dutch State Council finds that by offering a distance learning Bachelor of Laws programme, a Dutch University is not performing an economic activity and therefore confirms that it is not to be seen as an undertaking (Open Universiteit Nederland)

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NL29 Open Universiteit Nederland 30.01.13 Administrative Jurisdiction Department of the Council of State, State Aid On the 30th of January 2013, the Council of State found that by offering a distance learning Bachelor of Laws programme, the ‘Open Universiteit Nederland’ (open university of the (...)

Hannelore Wiame, Norman Neyrinck The President of the Belgian Competition Authority declares a request for preliminary measures against abusive storage conditions to be admissible and founded (Armajaro / Port Real)

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I. The Parties Armajaro Trading Limited (hereinafter “Armajaro”) is active in agricultural products trading (such as coffee, cacao and sugar). Amajaro’s activities include the trading of Liffe Certified Robusta Coffee on the NYSE Liffe Exchange in London (hereinafter “NYSE Liffe Exchange”). Port (...)

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