The Belgian government adopts 9 decrees implementing the new Law on the Protection of Economic Competition (Law, 31 Oct. 2006)

On 31 October 2006, the Belgian Minister of Economy has adopted nine decrees implementing the new Law on the Protection of Economic Competition [1]. They entered retroactively into force on 1st October 2006, at the same date as the Law itself. These royal decrees cover essentially procedural issues, and in particular they set out the procedural rules applicable to proceedings before the Belgian Competition authority. They also deal with the issuance of copies of case files and the collection of fines and penalty payments. The main novelties (in comparison with the royal decrees applicable under the previous Competition Act of 1 July 1999) are the introduction of a new form for complaints and requests, the modification of the form to be used for notifications of concentrations and

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

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Jacques Derenne, Estelle Peres Bonnet, The Belgian government adopts 9 decrees implementing the new Law on the Protection of Economic Competition (Law, 31 Oct. 2006), 31 October 2006, e-Competitions Interim measures, Art. N° 13139

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