Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Steve Ross

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Steve Ross focuses on EU competition law, as well as EU and French regulatory law, including environmental and consumer protection law. His experience extends to international trade law, with a particular emphasis on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations. Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Steve worked at a European Affairs consultancy firm and an international law firm in Brussels.

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668 Bulletin

Richard Burton, Dilja Helgadottir, Steve Ross The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Hogan recommends reducing fine imposed on a company in steel abrasives cartel case (Pometon)


On 8 October 2020, Advocate General (“AG”) Hogan issued his opinion in Pometon SpA v European Commission (Case C-440/19) in connection with the Steel Abrasives cartel case. In his opinion, the AG advises the Court of Justice (“ECJ”) to partially uphold the appeal in so far as the General Court (...)

Richard Burton, Steve Ross The Spanish Competition Authority fines 33 school transport companies and one association with €3.36 million for creating a school transport cartel (School transport cartel / Asociación Navarra de Empresarios del Transporte por Carretera y Logística)


On 9 September 2020, the Spanish Competition Authority (“CNMC”) imposed fines totalling € 3.36 million on 33 school transport companies and fined one association € 15,000 for their involvement in a bid-rigging cartel in the school transport sector in the region of Navarre from 1 December 2013 until (...)

Steve Ross The UK Supreme Court rules in a licence dispute between a software and a telecommunication company and clarifies the English Courts’ approach to FRAND royalty cases (Unwired Planet / Huawei)


On 26 August 2020, the UK Supreme Court issued a judgment in a licence dispute involving Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) pitting Unwired Planet, a US based patent assertion entity, against Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company that produces smartphones. Unwired Planet brought an (...)

Richard Burton, Steve Ross, Laura Lehoczky-Deckers The German Federal Court of Justice overrules the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf’s decision to terminate proceedings against a bid rigging cartel (Bid rigging cartel)


On 25 August 2020, the German Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) overturned the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf to terminate proceedings against members of a bid-rigging cartel fined by the FCO in 2018. The FCJ ruled that the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf had erred in (...)

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