Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Charlotte de Meeûs

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Associate

Charlotte de Meeûs focuses on Belgian business law, as well as on all aspects of Belgian and EU competition law. Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Charlotte worked as a Bluebook trainee at the European Commission (DG COMP). She also gained experience working as a Competition Law summer associate in the Brussels offices of leading law firms.

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Articles

1516 Bulletin

Charlotte de Meeûs The EU General Court confirms the case law on the presumption of innocence in cartel cases where only some parties are given leniency for cooperation (Scania)

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On 2 February 2022, the General Court of the European Union delivered a judgment in which it upheld the European Commission’s (“Commission”) decision to impose a fine of €880.5 million on Scania for participating in a cartel for 14 years with five other truck manufacturers (Case T-799/17, Scania v. (...)

Charlotte de Meeûs The Romanian Competition Authority imposes fines totaling € 26.6 million on 31 companies for engaging in concerted practices aimed at sharing wood lots and supply sources on the wood processing (Egger / Holzindustrie Schweighofer / Kronospan...)

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On 19 January 2021, the Romanian Competition Council (“RCC”) imposed fines totalling € 26.6 million on 31 companies for engaging in concerted practices aimed at sharing wood lots and supply sources on the wood processing market. The RCC found that the companies coordinated their conduct between (...)

Charlotte de Meeûs The Romanian Competition Authority fines an association of financial companies and 16 financial companies for exchanging sensitive information (Association of Romanian Financial Companies)

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On 12 January 2021, the Romanian Competition Council (“RCC”) imposed fines totalling € 8.47 million on the Association of Romanian Financial Companies and sixteen of its members for exchanging commercially sensitive information such as information concerning assets values, current and future (...)

Charlotte de Meeûs The Romanian Competition Authority fines nine companies for price fixing on market for agricultural equipment (Claas Global Sales / Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer / Claas Regional Center South East Europe...)

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On 7 January 2021, the Romanian Competition Council (“RCC”) imposed fines totalling € 26.5 million on nine companies for fixing the prices of agricultural machinery and equipment between 2014 and 2018. The companies involved in the infringement were Claas Global Sales, Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer, (...)

Charlotte de Meeûs The EU General Court’s President suspends RFIs requiring the production of documents containing sensitive personal data until specific virtual data room procedure is set up (Facebook)

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On 29 October 2020, the President of the General Court (“GC”) issued two orders suspending the operation of requests for information (“RFIs”) issued to Facebook Ireland Ltd (“Facebook”) by the European Commission (“Commission”) concerning documents that are not related to Face- book’s commercial (...)

Charlotte de Meeûs, Kris Van Hove The Romanian Government publishes an ordinance on actions for damages providing that cartel infringements are presumed to cause an overcharge of 20%

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On 16 October 2020, the Romanian government published Ordinance No. 170/2020 on actions for damages in cases of violation of the competition law provisions and modifying and supplementing Romanian Competition Law No. 21/1996 (the “Ordinance”). The Ordinance provides that cartel infringements are (...)

Charlotte de Meeûs The Romanian Competition Authority fines five companies € 468,000 for participating in a bid rigging cartel in public tender for street refurbishment (Construct Steel Market / Construcții Drumuri și Lucrări de Artă / Comesad Drumuri / General Trust Argeș / Selca)

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On 24 September 2020, the Romanian Competition Council (“RCC”) imposed fines totalling € 468,000 on five companies for engaging in bid-rigging in relation to public tenders concerning the refurbishment of certain streets in the Romanian city of Pitesti. The investigation started in 2018 following (...)

Valérie Lefever, Charlotte de Meeûs, Vincent Reijns The Belgian Competition Authority adopts fining guidelines which extend the scope to include the sanction for abuse of economic dependency

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On 3 September 2020, the Belgian Competition Authority adopted new guidelines on the method of setting fines for competition law infringements (the “Fining Guidelines”). The Fining Guidelines were published in the Belgian Official Journal on 16 September 2020 and entered into force immediately. (...)

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