Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Maria-Olga Papadopoulou

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Maria-Olga is an associate who specialises in competition law and European law. Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Maria-Olga worked in the public sector for the Paris Court of Appeal as a law clerk and also as an intern at the European law delegation of the Conseil d’Etat, Paris and the Council of Europe delegation in Geneva. Maria-Olga also gained valuable experience in competition law and European law working in two well-known European law firms.

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Articles

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Maria-Olga Papadopoulou, Margot Vogels, Andreas Reindl The French Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company €220 million for favoring its own services in the online advertising services supply chain (Google)

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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 (...)

Maria-Olga Papadopoulou The French Constitutional Council declares administrative sanctions for obstruction of antitrust investigation unconstitutional on the basis of the Ne bis in idem principle (Akka Technologies)

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On 26 March 2021, the French Conseil constitutionnel (the “Constitutional Council”) declared Article L. 464-2, paragraph V-2 of the French Commercial Code unconstitutional on the ground that the provision violated the ne bis in idem principle. Article L. 464-2, paragraph V-2 of the Commercial (...)

Maria-Olga Papadopoulou The EU Court of Justice dismisses the appeals brought by two telecommunications companies and rules that the indispensability requirement does not apply to conduct that falls short of outright refusal to supply (Slovak Telekom) (Deutsche Telekom)

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In two judgments delivered on 25 March 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “ECJ”) dismissed the appeals brought by Deutsche Telekom and Slovak Telekom against the judgments of the General Court which had partially annulled the European Commission’s decision finding them to have (...)

Maria-Olga Papadopoulou The French Supreme Court rules that an undertaking continues to be involved in a cartel if it keeps receiving invitations to participate without clearly distancing itself and makes other participants interpret that it shares their objectives (Goodmills Deutschland / Grands moulins de Paris)

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On 10 February 2021, the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) ruled that an undertaking continues to be involved in a cartel if it keeps receiving invitations to participate without clearly distancing itself and when other participants interpret that this undertaking shares their (...)

Maria-Olga Papadopoulou The EU Court of Justice annuls commission’s settlement decision for its failure to consider adverse effects on third party interests (Paramount / Sky / Groupe Canal +)

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On 9 December 2020, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) upheld Canal +’s appeal against the General Court’s (“GC”) judgment that had upheld the Commission’s commitments decision in the Paramount case, and annulled the GC’s judgment as well as the Commission decision (Case C-132/19 P). The ECJ, (...)

Maria-Olga Papadopoulou, Kris Van Hove The EU Court of Justice rules that an online travel agency has abused its dominant position, and opens greater access to victims to bring actions before national courts (Wikingerhof / Booking.com)

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On 24 November 2020, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) ruled that the special jurisdiction rule for tort disputes under Regulation 1215/2012 (the “Brussels I bis Regulation”) applies to actions based on a breach of competition law, even within the context of a contractual (...)

Maria-Olga Papadopoulou The French Competition Authority fines a champagne supplier and distributors for maintaining exclusive import agreements (Nicolas Feuillatte / Financière Martin / Distillerie Dillon)

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In a decision published on 29 October 2020, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) fined champagne supplier Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and two importer-distributors € 642,800 for having concluded exclusive import agreements in the French Antilles (i.e., Saint-Martin, Saint- Barthélemy and (...)

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