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Hannelore Wiame focuses her practice on European and Belgian competition law. Her practice covers the entire range of competition law issues, such as cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, merger control, State aid, litigation, as well as compliance and advisory work relating to horizontal and vertical agreements. Read Hannelore Wiame's full bio.
General Court Upholds European Commission’s Power to Review Illumina-Grail Despite Untriggered Turnover Thresholds
By Hendrik Viaene, Karolien Van der Putten and Hannelore Wiame on Jul 28, 2022
Posted In EC Developments, EU Developments, French Developments, Healthcare Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions
In Illumina v Commission, the General Court has confirmed the authority of the European Commission (EC) under Article 22 EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) to examine a transaction that does not have a European dimension, but which is the subject of a referral request made by a Member State – even if the transaction is not...
By Anthony S. Ferrara, Hannelore Wiame, Jon B. Dubrow, Joel R. Grosberg and Lisa P. Rumin on May 6, 2022
Posted In DOJ Developments, EC Developments, EU Developments, French Developments, FTC Developments, Healthcare Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions
In the United States, antitrust agencies continue with their aggressive merger enforcement posture. The agencies challenged four transactions this quarter, including multiple vertical mergers. The agencies are increasingly skeptical of merger remedies, including behavioral remedies and divestitures. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are working together to update the current...
By Hendrik Viaene, Karolien Van der Putten and Hannelore Wiame on Mar 31, 2022
Posted In Brussels Developments, EC Developments, EU Developments
On March 24, 2022 the Council of the EU and the European Parliament reached political agreement on the “Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector” (Digital Markets Act or DMA). The political agreement comes just 15 months after the European Commission published its legislative...
By Hendrik Viaene, Karolien Van der Putten and Hannelore Wiame on Mar 17, 2022
Posted In Brussels Developments, EC Developments
On March 7, 2022, changes to both the Belgian Code of Economic Law (CEL) as well as the Belgian Criminal Code (BCC) were published in the Belgian Official Gazette (Belgisch Staatsblad, Moniteur belge). The main changes include: Introducing a filing fee in notifications of concentrations Folding the rules and formalities relating to leniency programmes in...