INTERNATIONAL - BELGIAN COMPETITION LAW - DRAFT LAW MAY, 20, 2005

Belgium: Reform of the Belgian competition law: Analysis of the bill, May, 20, 2005

The bill dated 20 May 2005 on the protection of competition sets up new institutions and provides a substantiall reform of the procedural rules.

The national competition authorities will be empowered with new powers in order to foster competition (search powers, fines...)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Unlike the Anglo-Saxon countries, where competition law has a long tradition, Belgium is relatively new to the field. The Belgian courts and tribunals tend to condemn anti-competitive behaviour by companies by means of the law on commercial practices in force since 1971, which makes it possible to punish a multitude of forms of behaviour very similar to those covered by Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty. Inspired by the advances in European law in this area, Belgium adopted a law on the protection of economic competition in 1991. This law created an institutional system (Competition Service - Competition Council) as well as procedures similar to those of

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Dominique Grisay, Florence Gernaij, Belgium: Reform of the Belgian competition law: Analysis of the bill, May, 20, 2005, September 2005, Concurrences N° 3-2005, Art. N° 1362, pp. 149-153

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