No need to travel: Join our live webinars on ‚COVID-19 and State Aid Law‘, ‚Applying State Aid Law in the UK Now‘ and ‚Public Procurement & Digital Agenda‘

No need to travel: Join our live webinars on ‚COVID-19 and State Aid Law‘, ‚Applying State Aid Law in the UK Now‘ and ‚Public Procurement & Digital Agenda‘

Due to global developments and responding to various requests, Lexxion has created three live webinars to keep you updated on the latest news regarding the corona virus and State aid law, State aid law after Brexit in the UK and public procurement & digital tools. You can join from wherever you are and receive high-quality content at your (home) office. […]

Corona and EU economic law: State aid

Corona and EU economic law: State aid

By Wouter Devroe and Joris Gruyters The COVID-19 crisis calls for urgent State action. Member States are adopting various measures to compensate for losses suffered by the outbreak of the virus, such as compensation for temporary closure of businesses (e.g. shops, catering and hotels), introduction of State guarantees, or temporary relief of tax or social security payments. Ever more undertakings […]

Corona and EU economic law: Public procurement in times of (extreme) urgency

Corona and EU economic law: Public procurement in times of (extreme) urgency

By Lennard Michaux At the beginning of March, Belgian government officials realized that normal procedures would no longer guarantee the required supply of medical masks to face the COVID-19 epidemic—a problem faced by many countries globally. Additional initiatives by the European Commission would only remedy shortages by April at the earliest. A member of the Belgian parliament therefore personally contacted […]

Reverse payment settlements in the European Union after the Generics (UK) judgment – perplexing legal uncertainty

Reverse payment settlements in the European Union after the Generics (UK) judgment – perplexing legal uncertainty

By Tommi Lahtinen and Victor Pierre On January 30th, the Court of Justice (“the Court”) released its judgment in the Generics (UK) case. In a preliminary ruling procedure, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal asked the Court to provide guidance on how to interpret Article 101 TFEU with regard to patent settlements between pharmaceutical companies. The judgment has considerable legal significance […]

The Intermarché-Coca Cola dispute: Who’s the bad guy? An analysis of the retail distributor-supplier relationship

The Intermarché-Coca Cola dispute: Who’s the bad guy? An analysis of the retail distributor-supplier relationship

If you want to buy Coca Cola products in the supermarket Intermarché in France, you will arrive home empty-handed. Since the end of December, Coca Cola has refused to refill Intermarché’s stock, following a conflict about Intermarché’s unwillingness to sell the whole assortment of Coca Cola’s products. In the summer, Intermarché communicated to Coca Cola that it would like to […]