Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Helga Gudmundsdottir

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Helga Gudmundsdottir focuses on all aspects of EU competition law. Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Helga gained experience at firms in Reykjavik specialising in general commercial litigation and intellectual property law.

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732 Bulletin

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 (...)

Andrzej Kmiecik, Gábor Báthory, Helga Gudmundsdottir The Hungarian Competition Authority fines a brewery for failing to comply with reporting obligations under commitments to limit exclusivity contracts (Heineken)


By decision of 19 October 2020, the Hungarian Competition Authority (“GVH”) imposed a fine of HUF 75 million (approximately € 250,000) on beer maker Heineken for failing to comply with its reporting obligations under its commitments to reduce the amount of beer sold under exclusivity contracts. (...)

Andrzej Kmiecik, Helga Gudmundsdottir, Marcus Gustafsson The Danish Competition Authority orders a fashion company to stop anti-competitive information exchange with its retailers (Hugo Boss / Kaufmann) (Hugo Boss / Ginsborg)


On 24 June 2020, the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) adopted two separate decisions concerning anticompetitive conduct engaged in: (i) between the clothing manufacturer, supplier and retailer Hugo Boss Nordic ApS (“Hugo Boss”) and the retailer Axel Kaufmann ApS (“Kaufmann”) and (ii) between Hugo (...)

Margot Vogels, Andrzej Kmiecik, Helga Gudmundsdottir The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the dismissal of a French car repairers’ complaints against a car manufacturer’s alleged discrimination in determining membership of its authorised repair network (Hyundai)


On 4 June 2020, the Competition Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal (the “Court”) handed down a judgment dismissing the appeal filed by three car repairers (the “Claimants”) against a decision of the French Competition Authority (the “FCA”) to reject their complaint against Hyundai Motor France (...)

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