Enforcement of European law and European and national competition law has rapidly become more stringent in recent years and daily business operations increasingly require attention from a European and national competition law perspective. We take a proactive approach and thereby prevent competition law problems, both in the short and long term.
Our specialists have years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the full range of European law and European and national competition law. We advise and litigate before the administrative and civil courts in the Benelux on, and assist our clients with, issues including cartel and anti-competitive agreements, merger control, abuse of dominance, state aid, regulated markets and compliance.
Our experience, both from a legal and economic perspective, allows us to offer our clients solutions that go beyond the legal issues at hand. Clients value our versatile approach, practical advice and in-depth sector experience. We have extensive experience in virtually all sectors and especially in the energy sector, renewable or otherwise.
We have a great deal of experience in government subsidy transactions, notifications of merger transactions and conducting the defence in appeal cases. We assist in cartel investigations or appeals against rulings on restrictive agreements or State aid. These services also extend to the increasing number of private claims for compensation.
We employ a Dawn Raids Task Force to perform raids as part of cartel investigations. This is a fast-response task force that can be on the spot quickly from our four offices in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. In relevant cases, we assist with advice on competition law, financial markets, data protection, criminal law and taxation.
In-depth experience, sense of political policy and relationships and excellent knowledge of FDI regulations
Multiple jurisdictions worldwide − and almost all EU Member States − have foreign direct investment screening mechanisms in place to protect their national security interests. These include sector-specific screening mechanisms and ''general'' screening mechanisms. This is also the case in the Benelux. All three jurisdictions have their own general, and in some cases also sector-specific, FDI regimes in place: