Carmen Verdonck

Altius (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Carmen advises a wide range of domestic and multinational clients about all aspects of Belgian and EU competition law, including cartel cases, distribution networks, technology transfer agreements, joint ventures, abuse(s) of dominance, and State aid matters. Carmen also represents clients in antitrust cases before the Belgian and European competition authorities and courts. She regularly assists various multinational clients in the setting-up of compliance programmes and training. In merger control cases, Carmen assists clients in obtaining merger control clearance from the Belgian Competition Authority and the European Commission and in the coordination of merger filings in numerous other countries. Carmen has also developed solid experience in providing advice on a broad range complex contractual matters and the drafting of all types of commercial agreements. Carmen has been appointed an Assessor in the Belgian Competition Authority and Maître de Conférences at the Liège University, teaching in the LLM in European Competition and IP law. Carmen is the President of the International League of Competition Law / Ligue International du Droit de la Concurrence (LIDC) and board member of the Association pour l’Etude du Droit de la Concurrence (AEDC). She is a member of: Women’s Competition Network (WCN) and the Association of Belgian competition lawyers (VBMa). She is also a member of the Belgian Franchise Federation’s legal commission and the advising commission installed under the law on pre-contractual information obligations in commercial co-operation agreements. Carmen regular lectures at conferences and seminars.

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10134 Bulletin

Carmen Verdonck, Louise Depuydt The Belgian Prosecutor refuses to prohibit grant of a public tender for public bicycle rental system (ClearChannel Belgium/JC Decaux Belgium sa and Région de Bruxelles-Capitale)


In Spring 2008, the government of the Brussels-Capital Region (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest) issued an invitation to tender for the creation and implementation of an automatic bicycle-hire system for public use in the Brussels region. Three tenders were submitted (...)

Carmen Verdonck, Jenna Auwerx The Belgian Competition Authority clarifies the standard of proof applicable to cases involving recommended prices by associations (Intérêts veterinaries)


On 15 of April 2008 the Belgian Competition Council (Conseil de la Concurrence/Raad voor de Mededinging) (“BCC”) adopted its decision in a case about price recommendation by a Belgian veterinarian association (hereinafter referred to as the “veterinarian decision”). Around the same time, the BCC (...)

Carmen Verdonck, Jenna Auwerx The Brussels Court of Appeal gives its opinion on the relationship between merger control and the Belgian equivalents of Art. 101 and 102 TFEU in what may be its last preliminary ruling (Rocco)


On 15 December 2006, the Brussels Court of Appeal ruled on the relationship between the merger control rules and the general rules on restrictive practices. The court’s judgment followed a request for a preliminary ruling to the Court from the Commercial Court of Namur. Background The (...)

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