Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Andreas Reindl

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

Andreas Reindl is Counsel at Van Bael & Bellis in Brussels. He previously worked for Baker Botts, where he was a consultant. Previously, he served as the Director of the Fordham Competition Law Institute at Fordham Law School New York, and as a Principal Administrator at the OECD’s Competition Division. Prior to joining the OECD, Andreas worked for several years in the Washington DC and Brussels offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Reindl has significant experience advising clients in the energy, transport, pharmaceutical, high-tech and other sectors on the full range of EU competition issues. Most recently, he worked on one of the EU’s highest profile merger investigations and represented several clients in abuse of dominance investigations initiated by the Swedish competition authority. Reindl also has broad experience advising clients on online distribution, licensing, and other collaboration agreements.

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2305 Bulletin

Andrzej Kmiecik, Andreas Reindl, Valérie Lefever, Margot Vogels The EU Commission publishes the draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and draft revised Guidelines on Vertical Restraints


On 9 July 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published the draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“Draft VBER”) and draft revised guidelines on vertical restraints (“Draft VGL”), a key step in the context of the revision of the current regime governing vertical agreements, set (...)

Andreas Reindl, Margot Vogels The EU Commission publishes an inception impact assessment about potential revisions to the research and development block exemption regulation and the specialisation block exemption regulation


In the course of the ongoing review of the application of the EU competition rules to horizontal cooperation agreements, the European Commission (“Commission”) published on 7 June 2021 an inception impact assessment (“IIA”) in relation to potential revisions to the Research and Development Block (...)

Maria-Olga Papadopoulou, Margot Vogels, Andreas Reindl The French Competition Authority accepts proposed settlement with a Big Tech company regarding online advertising practices and imposes a €220 million fine for self-preferencing in the market for online display advertising (Google AdX / Google DoubleClick for Publishers)


In a decision of 7 June 2021, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) accepted a proposed settlement by Google LLC and Google Ireland Ltd (“Google”) with respect to certain online advertising practices. The decision also imposed a € 220 million fine on Google as it concluded that Google’s (...)

Giovanni Pregno, Andreas Reindl The Italian Competition Authority imposes a €102 million fine on a Big Tech company for abusing its dominant position by refusing to feature a competitor’s app on its digital platform (Google / Enel)


On 27 April 2021, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) imposed a fine of over € 102 million on Alphabet Inc., Google LLC and Google Italy S.r.l. (collectively, “Google”) after concluding that Google had infringed Article 102 TFEU by refusing to include in Google’s own Android Auto app a third (...)

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)


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 (...)

Anna Jorna, Andreas Reindl The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe considers that the special jurisdiction rule for tort disputes under Brussels I Bis applies to civil liability actions based on an infringement of competition law (Wikingerhof)


On 10 September 2020, Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe rendered his non-binding opinion in the context of a preliminary reference request from the German Federal Court of Justice on the interpretation of Article 7(2) of Regulation 1215/2012 (“Brussels I Bis”). This Article provides that in (...)

Andreas Reindl, Argyrios Papaefthymiou The UK Competition Authority publishes its final report on online platforms and digital marketing and calls for a new pro-competitive regulatory regime


On 1 July 2020, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published its final report on its year-long market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market in the UK. The CMA found that existing competition law tools are not suitable for ensuring effective competition in (...)

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