Baker McKenzie (Brussels)

Floris-Willem Dierickx

Baker McKenzie (Brussels)

Floris-Willem Dierickx is an associate with Baker McKenzie in the firm’s Brussels office. He advises clients on all competition matters (including merger review, cartel investigations and distribution arrangements) and foreign direct investments, working with the European Commission and the UK Competition and Markets Authority. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Floris-Willem Dierickx gained valuable experience as a law clerk at the Court of Cassation in Brussels and as an intern in leading business and law firms in Brussels.


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Floris-Willem Dierickx, Andrzej Kmiecik The EU Court of Justice offers guidance on customer priority clauses in software distribution contracts by reaffirming fundamental principles regarding vertical restraints and intrabrand restrictions (Visma)


On 18 November 2021, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ” or “Court”) issued a preliminary ruling in a case referred by a Latvian court concerning the interpretation of Article 101(1) and (3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”) in relation to a clause in a software (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, Rebecca Halbach, Edoardo Canali, Giovanni Pregno, Dilja Helgadottir, Floris-Willem Dierickx The EU Commission proposes an updated list of projects and programs of EU interest annexed to the FDI Screening Regulation


Foreign Direct Investment: Recent Developments at European Union, United Kingdom and EU Member State Level EUROPEAN UNION LEVEL European Commission proposes updated list of projects and programmes of EU interest annexed to FDI Screening Regulation On 29 September 2021, the European (...)

Floris-Willem Dierickx, Andrzej Kmiecik The EU Commission fines a PC gaming platform operator and five video game publishers €7.8 million for geo-blocking practices (Valve / Bandai Namco / Capcom / Focus Home / Koch Media / ZeniMax)


On 20 January 2021, the European Commission (the “Commission”) announced that it had fined the US company Valve, owner of the popular online PC gaming platform “Steam” (“Steam”), and five publishers of video games (Capcom, Bandai Namco, Koch Media, Focus Home Interactive and ZeniMax Media) a (...)

Floris-Willem Dierickx, Andrzej Kmiecik The Czech Competition Authority upholds a fine of €1.6 million for resale price maintenance levied against childcare products supplier (Baby Direkt)


On 5 January 2021, on appeal against a decision by the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition (“Czech NCA”), the Chairman of the Czech NCA (the “Chairman”) upheld a fine of € 1.6 million levied by his organisation in November 2019 against childcare products supplier Baby Direkt. Baby (...)

Andrzej Kmiecik, Floris-Willem Dierickx, Helga Gudmundsdottir The EU Commission publishes an inception impact assessment as part of the reform of the vertical block exemption regulation


On 23 October 2020, the European Commission (“Commission”) published an Inception Impact Assessment (the “Inception Assessment”) (available here) as part of the revision of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and the Vertical Guidelines in anticipation of the expiry of the VBER on (...)


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