Sustainability of the agri-food supply chain and market power of retailers: an unhappy marriage. Does competition law offer a solution?

This blog concerns the Unfair Practices Act an de prohibition of abuse of dominance. It also addresses producer organisations, sustainability initiatives and below-cost sales. View blog >

Implementation of the Investments, Mergers and Acquisitions (Security Test) Act: vigilance already required

The Wet veiligheidstoets investeringen, fusies en overnames (Investments, Mergers and Acquisitions (Security Test) Act – the “Vifo Act”) introduces a test for investments in vital providers and sensitive technologies. This blog addresses the scope of application and the main points for attention of the Vifo Act. View blog >

Quality schemes, quality marks and the cartel prohibition: EU proposal to broaden the protection of geographical indications

Commission proposal to broaden current protected geographical indications scheme. This blog addresses the relationship between the cartel prohibition and quality schemes. View blog >

Competition and sustainability: more room for sustainability agreements and ACM tackles misleading sustainability claims

Legislature clarifies relationship between sustainability agreements and the cartel prohibition. ACM intensifies the supervision of false sustainability claims. This blog summarises the latest developments. View blog >

Tighter cartel supervision: closer investigation, more fines and new regulations

The year 2022 promises to be a busy year in the field of cartels. Cartel investigations and dawn raids are back on the agenda. New laws and regulations are also in the pipeline, and cartel damage proceedings will be continued. View blog >

Merger review at Commission more accessible and rights of defence at ACM under pressure

In 2021, the M&A market recovered from the first corona crisis year. Despite new uncertainties in the world, intensive merger control will continue in 2022. View blog >

Seven new tips for businesses in consumer sales

ACM is still actively enforcing compliance with consumer rules. This blog addresses the latest developments and provides seven tips. View blog >
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