I. The Parties Mr [...] and the SPRLU [...] are two Belgian lawyers whose identity is kept undisclosed. L’Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone (“OBFG”) is the professional association of French-speaking and German-speaking bars lawyers. The OBFG defines most of the deontological rules for lawyers. II. The Facts and the decision of the Board of Prosecutors On 21 December 2011, two lawyers fulfilled a complaint against the OBFG and al. for breach of Article 2 (illegal agreements) and/or Article 3 (abuse of dominance) of the Belgian Competition Act (Loi sur la protection de la concurrence économique). The complainants argued that deontological and ethical rules for lawyers impose unjustified limitations to their right to use promotional means (advertising stand in an
The Belgian Competition Council annuls, for lack of motivation, the decision to close a case against deontological rules for lawyers (Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone)
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