William Broere

European Chemicals Agency (Helsinki)
Senior Legal Advisor

William was a senior associate of Lovells Brussels EU & Competition law practice until 2008. William graduated in law at Sussex University (BA) and the College of Europe in Bruges (LL M). He advises on various EC law matters including aviation law, competition law, State aid law, consumer law and postal matters. William is an English solicitor and an associate member of the Brussels bar. He is fluent in English, French and Dutch.

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19268 Bulletin

Delphine Bernard, William Broere The Brussels Court of Appeal rules that a non-compete clause does not qualify as an anticompetitive agreement under Art. 81 EC but constitutes an abuse of a dominant position on the basis of Art. 82 EC (WEX / FEBIAC)


Background FEBIAC, a Belgian federation of road transport vehicle manufacturers, organises road transport fairs for commercial vehicles in Brussels every other year. The 2005 fair would run from 14 to 23 January 2005. FEBIAC’s general conditions for participating at the 2005 fair contained a (...)

Jacques Derenne, William Broere The Belgium Supreme Court recalled that subsequent notification of State aid is insufficient to dispense with obligation to reimburse (Voeder Velghe - De Backer)


Background The Law of 24 March 1987 on animal health established a system to finance services to combat animal diseases and improve animal hygiene and the health and quality of animals and animal products. The complainants were required to make contributions to this system. The Belgian State (...)

Jacques Derenne, William Broere The Belgian Commercial Court of Mons assesses the validity of an alleged anticompetitive car distribution agreement on the basis of Art. 81 EC and the EC block exemption regulation (Daimler-Chrysler)


The Belgian Commercial Court examined whether certain practices by the defendants infringed Article 81 EC, and in particular whether such practices could benefit from the provisions contained in the applicable EC block exemption regulation relating to the application of Article 81(3) EC to (...)

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