Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Floris-Willem Dierickx

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Floris-Willem Dierickx focuses on competition law and international trade law. Before joining Van Bael & Bellis, Floris-Willem gained valuable experience as a law clerk at the Court of Cassation in Brussels and as an intern in leading business and law firms in Brussels.

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522 Bulletin

Floris-Willem Dierickx, Andrzej Kmiecik The EU Commission fines a PC gaming platform operator and five video game publishers €7.8 million for geo-blocking practices (Valve / Bandai Namco / Capcom / Focus Home / Koch Media / ZeniMax)


On 20 January 2021, the European Commission (the “Commission”) announced that it had fined the US company Valve, owner of the popular online PC gaming platform “Steam” (“Steam”), and five publishers of video games (Capcom, Bandai Namco, Koch Media, Focus Home Interactive and ZeniMax Media) a total of (...)

Floris-Willem Dierickx, Andrzej Kmiecik The Czech Competition Authority upholds a fine of €1.6 million for resale price maintenance levied against childcare products supplier (Baby Direkt)


On 5 January 2021, on appeal against a decision by the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition (“Czech NCA”), the Chairman of the Czech NCA (the “Chairman”) upheld a fine of € 1.6 million levied by his organisation in November 2019 against childcare products supplier Baby Direkt. Baby Direkt (...)

Andrzej Kmiecik, Floris-Willem Dierickx, Helga Gudmundsdottir The EU Commission publishes an inception impact assessment as part of the reform of the vertical block exemption regulation


On 23 October 2020, the European Commission (“Commission”) published an Inception Impact Assessment (the “Inception Assessment”) (available here) as part of the revision of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and the Vertical Guidelines in anticipation of the expiry of the VBER on 31 May (...)

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