K&L Gates (Brussels)

Rebecca Halbach

K&L Gates (Brussels)

Rebecca Halbach is an associate in K&L Gates’ Brussels office. She is a member of the Antitrust, Competition, and Trade Regulation practice group and assists the Public Policy and Law practice group. Rebecca focuses on EU trade and regulatory law with a strong commitment to providing clients with the necessary awareness on policy developments, notably forthcoming EU legislation, which may affect their business. She provides legal and policy advice on EU trade law, EU restrictive measures, and EU regulatory law, with a particular focus on sustainability. Rebecca also supports clients engaged in cross-jurisdictional transactions on questions related to foreign direct investment (FDI). Rebecca has experience in advising clients in a wide range of sectors, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, batteries, textiles, energy (including hydrogen), banking, and transport. While focusing on providing compliance advice regarding EU trade and market access legislation, including evaluating internal compliance programmes, Rebecca also has experience in assisting clients in the written stage of proceedings before the General Court of the EU as part of a larger team, which she helped to coordinate. Prior to joining the firm, Rebecca worked in a leading international law firm in Brussels, where she assisted clients on international trade law, EU trade law, EU sanctions, and regulatory matters concerning consumer products. Rebecca also completed an internship in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition where she worked on digital and sustainability files and with the Office of the Legal Counsel of the World Health Organization where she assisted on public international law matters.


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Rebecca Halbach, Steve Ross The Austrian Supreme Court observes that broadcasting licences that are restricted to the territory of only one Member State are not per se prohibited as anticompetitive (Sky)


In its judgment of 25 January 2022, the Austrian Supreme Court granted a request by Sky, a pay-tv provider holding an exclusive licence for the broadcasting of UEFA Champions League football matches in Austria, to prohibit an inn in Austria from showing such games via a third-party pay-tv (...)

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 (...)

Rebecca Halbach The Austrian Government plans to reverse amendments to the Occasional Traffic Act to increase competition, consumer choice, and innovation in the taxi and private hire car markets


As previously reported in this Newsletter, in September 2020 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority (“AFCA”) published the results of a sector inquiry into the taxi and private hire car market. The AFCA found that certain planned amendments to the Occasional Traffic Act (“AOTA”) would (...)


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