The New Belgian competition law enters into force as of the 1st October 2006

On October 1st, 2006, the new Belgian competition law entered into force. The objective of the reform was twofold: to bring Belgian law in line with recent developments at the EU level and reinforce the Belgian competition authority. The new Competition Act (further abbreviated as “the Act”) has been split into two different acts : the Act establishing a Competition Council and the Act on the Protection of Economic Competition. It introduces changes with regard to the institutions as well as the procedural and substantive change to the rules. Institutional changes The new Act confers responsibility for enforcing competition law to the newly established “Belgium competition

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  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Brussels)
  • French Competition Authority (Paris)

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Jacques Derenne, Estelle Peres Bonnet, The New Belgian competition law enters into force as of the 1st October 2006, 10 June 2006, e-Competitions June 2006, Art. N° 12618

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