Jones Day (Brussels)

Charlotte Breuvart

Jones Day (Brussels)
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Charlotte Breuvart focuses her practice on European, French, and Belgian antitrust and competition law. She has over 20 years of experience in cartels, abuses of dominance, merger control, and State aids (both in counseling and litigation). In 2012, Charlotte contributed to obtaining the largest ever fine reduction granted by the European courts in an antitrust case. She is recognized as a leading practitioner in European, French, and Belgian antitrust and competition law by independent legal directories and is one of five women partners based in Brussels who were elected as "Shining Stars" in the Private Practice section of W@Competition’s Five Star Professionals Survey, Brussels Bubble (October 2021).

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Philipp Werner, Yvan N. Desmedt, Mario Todino, Donald Mcgahn, Philippe Laconte, Marta Delgado Echevarría, Charlotte Breuvart The European Competition Network issues policy statement that permits "necessary and temporary" cooperation to address disruptions caused by the conflict in Ukraine

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The European Competition Network ("ECN") issued a policy statement indicating that member agencies will not intervene in legitimate, cooperative efforts to address disruptions caused by the conflict in Ukraine and related sanctions. The ECN is a working group of competition authorities in (...)

Charlotte Breuvart, Henry de la Barre d’Erquelinnes The European Commission drafts new competition rules for Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and guidelines for vertical restraints scheduled to take effect in June 2022

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I. The context The European Commission (“EC”) is currently revising the rules governing vertical agreements under EU competition law, which will expire on May 31, 2022. In this respect, on July 9, 2021, the EC published its long-awaited draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“Draft (...)

Charlotte Breuvart, Françoise Labrousse, Philippe Laconte, Harriet Territt, Philipp Werner, Kerstin Henrich The EU Commission adopts guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection and energy "CEEAG"

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In Short The Development: The European Commission ("Commission") adopted new Guidelines on State Aid for Climate, Environmental Protection and Energy ("CEEAG") on 27 January 2022. The CEEAG revise criteria that the Commission will now apply to determine whether EU Member State financing to (...)

Charlotte Breuvart, Philippe Laconte, Mario Todino, Philipp Werner The EU Commission adopts revised guidance setting out the criteria to assess Important Projects of Common European Interest under EU State aid rules

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In Short The Situation: The European Commission ("Commission") has adopted revised guidance setting out the criteria to assess Important Projects of Common European Interest ("IPCEI") under EU State aid rules ("Communication"). The Background: IPCEIs are cross-border projects that overcome (...)

Charlotte Breuvart, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Dr. Jürgen Beninca, Serge Clerckx, Marta Delgado Echevarría, Yvan N. Desmedt, Mario Todino The EU Commission issues draft revisions to its Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and Vertical Guidelines

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In Short The Background: The European Commission ("Commission") recently unveiled long-awaited draft revisions to its Vertical Block Exemption Regulation ("VBER") and Vertical Guidelines. The VBER includes safe harbors that exempt some agreements in the vertical supply chain from antitrust (...)

Charlotte Breuvart, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Serge Clerckx, Michael A. Gleason, Johannes Zöttl The EU Commission issues guidance on the application of the referral mechanism set out in article 22 of the Merger Regulation expanding its antitrust reviews to non-reportable transactions

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In Short The Situation: According to the European Commission ("EC"), an increasing number of competitively significant transactions have evaded merger notification because one or both of the transacting parties (but typically a small, high value target) did not meet EC or any Member State (...)

Charlotte Breuvart, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Marta Delgado Echevarría, Yvan N. Desmedt, Mario Todino, Alexandre G. Verheyden, Philipp Werner The EU Commission issues its State aid guidance on national recovery and resilience plans and makes it clear that all investment projects must comply with State aid rules

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In Short The Situation: The European Commission has launched its largest ever stimulus package to support recovery of EU economies from the COVID-19 pandemic’s unprecedented economic and social disruption. Each EU Member State must submit a recovery plan and funding requests for Commission (...)

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Charlotte Breuvart, Henry de la Barre d’Erquelinnes The EU Court of Justice expands cartel damages liability for corporate parents and successors (Vantaan Kaupunki / Skanska Industrial Solutions)

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This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. In Short The Development: The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled that parent companies and economic successors can be held liable for damages caused by a (...)

Charlotte Breuvart, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Henry de la Barre d’Erquelinnes, Serge Clerckx The EU Court of Justice rules that the Commission violates rights of defence when it failed to share the final economic model used in its decision to block a merger (UPS / TNT)

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In Short The Development: The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled that the European Commission ("Commission") violated UPS’s rights of defense when it failed to provide UPS with the final economic model used in its decision to block UPS’s proposed acquisition of TNT in 2013. The Result: The (...)

Bernard Amory, Cecelia Kye, Charlotte Breuvart The EU Court of Justice upholds use of evidence from a national authority other than a member state competition authority (Pacific Fruit)

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The European Court of Justice ("CoJ") has upheld the European Commission’s use of evidence transmitted by a national authority other than a Member State competition authority in a cartel investigation. The CoJ ruled on April 27, 2017, that the national authority properly transmitted such (...)

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Anne-Sophie Perraut, Charlotte Breuvart, Etienne Chassaing Big data and competition law in the digital sector: Lessons from the European Commission’s merger control practice and recent national initiatives

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The phenomenon of "big data" has been catching the attention of competition practitioners over the past years, as it challenges (and helps modernize) several traditional tenets of competition law. In this context, the article seeks to provide insights on three speific issues, on the basis of (...)

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