Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
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Laura Lehoczky-Deckers is an associate at the Brussels office of Van Bael & Bellis. Her work focuses on German law and EU law with a particular emphasis on all aspects of competition law and regulatory law. She is qualified to practice law in Germany since 2015 and a Member of the Düsseldorf Bar Association. Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis in 2017, Laura was junior partner in a boutique law firm based in Germany which focuses on private litigation, and did her legal Clerkship for the Second State Exam at the Regional Court of Düsseldorf. She also gained valuable experience as a legal intern with several German law firms, the European Commission and the German Permanent Mission to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva.

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3986 Bulletin

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, Alex Stratakis The EU Court of Justice rules that freedom of establishment trumps national FDI control rules when it comes to intra-EU investment (Xella Magyarország)

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On 13 July 2023, the ECJ ruled that a prohibition decision under the national FDI control regime by the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Xella Magyarország Építőanyagipari Kft’s (“Xella”) acquisition of Janes És Társa (“Janes”) constitutes an unjustified restriction of (...)

Niharika Parshurampuria, Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, Katharina Bongs, Andreas Reindl The German Competition Authority orders the incumbent rail operator to make its real-time traffic data available to rivals (Deutsche Bahn)

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On 26 June 2023, the German FCO ordered the state-owned German rail incumbent Deutsche Bahn (“DB”) to cease the abuse of its dominant position in relation to mobility platforms and ordered DB (along with other measures) to make DB’s real time traffic data available to rival mobility platforms. (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, Katharina Bongs, Kris Van Hove The German Federal Court of Justice rules that enforcement by debt collectors of damages claims bundled through mass assignment is compliant with German law (Financialright)

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On 13 June 2022, the German Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) ruled that the mass assignment of individual damages claims to a debt collector, who then brings a consolidated claim supported by a qualified lawyer, does not violate the German Legal Services Act (“LSA”). This judgment gives a (...)

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

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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 (...)

Katharina Bongs, Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, Andrzej Kmiecik The German Federal Court of Justice rules that a car manufacturer’s selective distribution system limiting the supply of new vehicles and spare parts to tuning services providers is a by-object restriction (Porsche Tuning II)

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On 6 July 2021, the German Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) upheld an injunction against Porsche and its German distributor (“Porsche” or the ”Defendants”) in favor of an industry association whose members manufacture and distribute customized parts for tuning purposes (the “Association”). The (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers The German Competition Authority terminates proceedings against a household appliances producer in response to complaints about a rebate scheme (Liebherr)

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According to a press release of the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) dated 12 April 2021, the FCO terminated proceedings against household appliances producer Liebherr after Liebherr agreed to change its sales conditions. The FCO had initiated proceedings in response to complaints about a (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, Andreas Reindl, Katharina Bongs The Munich Regional Court issues two preliminary injunctions regarding a cooperation agreement that has the effect of restricting competition on the market for health portals (Google / German Ministry of Health)

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On 20 January 2021, the Regional Court of Munich I (the “Court”) issued two preliminary injunctions against Google Ireland Ltd. (“Google”) and the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the German Federal Ministry of Health (“the Ministry”), at the request of health platform NetDoktor.de (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers The German Competition Authority fines steel forging companies for illegal exchange of information (CDP Bharat Forge / Bharat Forge CDP / Johann Hay Automobiltechnik)

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According to a press release issued on 4 February 2021, the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) fined three steel forging companies and two responsible individuals a total amount of approximately € 35 million for anti-competitive information exchange between October 2002 and December 2018. (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, Katharina Bongs The German Competition Authority fines five aluminium forging companies and ten responsible individuals for price fixing (Otto Fuchs / Leiber / Emmingen-Liptingen)

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On 23 December 2020, the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) announced that it had fined five aluminium forging companies and ten responsible individuals a total amount of approximately € 175 million for price fixing between April 2006 and April 2018. Automotive and motorcycle manufacturers (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers The German Government prohibits the acquisition of a telecommunications company by a Chinese industrial group on the basis of the foreign trade and payments ordinance (IMST / Addsino)

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On 2 December 2020, the German Government prohibited on public security grounds the sale of the German Institut für Mobil-und Satellitenfunktechnik (“IMST”), a specialist in satellite and communications technologies, to Addsino, a subsidiary of State-owned defence group China Aero- space (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, Katharina Bongs The German Regional Court of Bonn dismisses a pesticide producer’s claim for state liability against the Competition Authority (BayWa)

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On 2 December 2020, the Regional Court of Bonn (“Court”) dismissed a claim of € 72.8 million by crop protection producer BayWa against the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”). BayWa argued that the FCO had violated its procedural rights, in particular the principle of equal treatment, in the (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers The German Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf dismisses an appeal brought by two producers of hydrodynamic slide bearings against a decision of the Competition Authority prohibiting them to create a joint venture (Miba / Zollern)

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On 26 August 2020, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (“the Court”) dismissed as inadmissible an appeal by Miba and Zollern, two producers of hydrodynamic slide bearings, against a January 2019 decision of the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) prohibiting them from creating a joint (...)

Richard Burton, Steve Ross, Laura Lehoczky-Deckers The German Federal Court of Justice overrules the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf’s decision to terminate proceedings against a bid rigging cartel (Bid rigging cartel)

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On 25 August 2020, the German Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) overturned the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf to terminate proceedings against members of a bid-rigging cartel fined by the FCO in 2018. The FCJ ruled that the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf had erred in (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers The German Federal Court of Justice grants Competition Authority the right to appeal against the Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court’s ruling regarding the use of narrow parity clauses (Booking)

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On 14 July 2020, the German Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) granted the Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) the right to appeal on points of law against the judgment of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Booking. The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (see VBB on Competition Law, Volume (...)

Katharina Bongs, Laura Lehoczky-Deckers The German Federal Court of Justice remits beer cartel case for a new trial due to flawed assessment of causality and limitation period (Carlsberg)

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On 13 July 2020, the German Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) overturned an earlier judgment of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf to terminate proceedings against the brewery Carlsberg and Carlsberg’s managing director for their role in the Beer cartel case. In 2014, the Federal Cartel (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers The German Competition Authority imposes two fines totalling €80,000 on an owner of two basalt quarries leased to two different companies (Constantia / VBW)

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According to a case report of 18 February 2020, the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) imposed two fines totalling € 80,000 on Constantia Forst (“Constantia”) on 2 December 2019. Constantia owns two basalt quarries which are leased to two different companies: Vogelsberger Basaltwerk (“VBW”) (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf orders suspensive effect of a social network company’s appeal against the Competition Commission’s decision which prevented data-gathering practices (Facebook)

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On 26 August 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (the “Court”) granted Facebook’s request for an injunction against the immediate application of measures imposed by the German Federal Cartel Office (the “FCO”) arising from the FCO’s finding in February 2019 that Facebook abused its (...)

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