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Liedekerke successfully assisted Provera during investigation by the Belgian Competition Authority for a joint purchase agreement with Carrefour Belgium

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18/05/2021

The Belgian Competition Authority has validated the joint purchasing agreement between retailers Carrefour Belgium and Provera (Cora, Louis Delhaize, Match, Smatch, Delitraiteur). The Liedekerke team with Competition law specialists Stefaan RaesCéline Vanhecke and Nina Carlier and Contract law specialist Olivier Vanden Berghe assisted Provera throughout over a period of almost three years. The result is remarkable in that joint purchasing agreements are being scrutinized at EU level and in various Member States.

The decision is here ABC-2021-06-AUD PUB.pdf (abc-bma.be) , and the press release by the BCA here 20210506_Press_release_9_BCA.pdf (belgiancompetition.be).

Don't hesitate to reach out to Stefaan Raes should you have any questions.

 

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