Koen Platteau

Simmons & Simmons (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Koen advises clients on EU and Belgian competition law matters and has significant experience in merger control, cartel cases and abuse of dominance cases, compliance programmes, competition litigation/arbitration and State aid matters. He also advises more broadly on EU law matters such as free movement and various regulatory issues. His broad ranging practice spans the energy, life sciences and TMT sectors. He has over 20 years’ experience in Brussels advising and representing clients before EU institutions, the Belgian Competition Authority, the EU Courts in Luxembourg and national courts.

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Auteurs associés

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Autorité de la concurrence (Paris)
Compass Lexecon (Paris)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (London)

Articles

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Robert Hardy, Koen Platteau, Nick Skerrett The EU General Court holds that the Commission was wrong to classify as State aid a progressive tax on the retail sector involving a high starting threshold (Polish tax on the retail sector)

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The EU’s General Court has rejected the EU Commission’s classification of a Polish tax on the retail sector as State aid : Poland v Commission (Joined Cases T-836/16 and T-624/17). The fact that the tax was progressive in nature with a high threshold was not sufficient to meet the requirement (...)

Koen Platteau, Mathieu Vancaillie The Brussels Court of Appeal asks the EU Commission to provide advice and information regarding the tariffs for concerts and music festivals of a copyright collecting society (SABAM)

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On 10 May 2019, by interim judgment, the Brussels Court of Appeal asked the European Commission to provide advice and information regarding the tariffs for concerts and music festivals of SABAM – the Belgian copyright collecting society – in light of the prohibition to abuse a dominant position (...)

Evert Van Baelen, Mathieu Vancaillie, Koen Platteau The Belgian parliament adopts law regarding abuse of economic dependency prohibiting unfair, misleading and aggressive practices between undertakings

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On 21 March 2019, the Belgian parliament adopted a law (i) expanding the scope of Belgian competition law to also cover abuses of economic dependency, (ii) introducing a greylist and a blacklist of clauses in B2B agreements and (iii) prohibiting certain unfair, misleading and/or aggressive (...)

Evert Van Baelen, Mathieu Vancaillie, Koen Platteau The Belgian Parliament adopts law regarding abuse of economic dependence and unfair, misleading and aggressive practices between undertakings

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On 21 March 2019, the Belgian parliament adopted a law (i) expanding the scope of Belgian competition law to also cover abuses of economic dependence, (ii) introducing a greylist and a blacklist of clauses in B2B agreements and (iii) prohibiting certain unfair, misleading and/or aggressive (...)

Charles Bankes, Koen Platteau, Ombline Ancelin, Peter Broadhurst, Peter Meyer, Satyen Dhana The EU Commission publishes its decision in a gun-jumping case (Alice / PT Portugal)

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On 24 April 2018, the European Commission (Commission) fined Altice NV (Altice) €124.5m for breaching both Article 4(1) and 7(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (the EU Merger Regulation or EUMR). Article 4(1) EUMR contains the “notification requirement” under which relevant transactions (...)

Geneviève Borremans, Koen Platteau The Brussels Commercial Court dismisses in its entirety a claim for damages by the Belgian and Flemish State Authorities against the four members of the elevator cartel (Kone / Otis / Schindler / ThyssenKrupp)

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Damages claims of the Belgian and Flemish State Authorities against the four Belgian elevator cartel members dismissed for lack of proof of damage by first instance court. In brief Ruling at first instance the Brussels Commercial Court has dismissed in its entirety a claim for damages by the (...)

Geneviève Borremans, Koen Platteau, Machteld Hiemstra The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets provides insight into the application of competition law to the pricing and marketing strategies of originator companies

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In brief In a policy paper, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) examines how it can deal under competition law with pricing and marketing strategies of originators which impede the market entry of cheaper generic medicines. It focuses in particular on the strategies aimed (...)

Geneviève Borremans, Koen Platteau The Belgian Constitutional Court confirms the legality of a separate appeal procedure against investigative measures of the Competition Authority (Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone)

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In brief In a judgment of 10 December 2014 the Constitutional Court confirmed the legality of a separate appeal procedure against investigative measures of the Belgian Competition Authority. The Constitutional Court ruled that the appeal procedure, which is only available following the (...)

Geneviève Borremans, Koen Platteau The Belgian Competition Authority imposes interim measures on a car manufacturer to allow a former concessionaire to continue trading as an independent repairer (BMW)

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On 11 July 2014, the Belgian Competition Authority adopted interim measures under the new interim measures procedure for the first time. The measures order BMW to take the necessary steps to allow a former BMW and MINI concessionaire to continue its business as an independent repairer. Under (...)

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