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Perspectives from the Belgian Competition Authority

March 23, 2022

Starts: 12:30 PM (CET)
Ends: 2:00 PM (CET)
Address: Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is now online only.

In collaboration with the IBJ/IJE

Damien Gerard, the new Prosecutor General of the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) and Griet Jans, Chief Economist at the BCA since 2020, will provide a snapshot of the BCA’s activities and ongoing projects. In addition to providing a state of play, they will discuss what’s to come for competition law in Belgium and the priorities of the BCA going forward.

Topics covered include:
  • Antitrust: current issues relating to leniency, settlements, commitments, fines and substantive issues such as price signaling and exchange of information
  • Concentrations: gun jumping issues, the increased use of data and economic tools in merger assessment, and general debates surrounding (local) market definitions and efficiencies
  • Recent and upcoming policy initiatives relating to abuse of economic dependency, digitization, sustainability, and labor market issue
  • BCA capacity building in terms of budget, people and instruments
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Crowell & Moring partners Thomas De Meese and Karel Bourgeois. 

If you would like to submit a question beforehand, please reach out to Thomas De Meese at and/or Karel Bourgeois at
Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Karel Bourgeois
Partner – Brussels
Phone: +
Thomas De Meese
Partner – Brussels
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