Belgian Reforms Set To Create Tougher Antitrust Enforcer

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT) -- A new and improved version of Belgium's competition watchdog will debut in September, consolidating a scattered enforcement regime under streamlined leadership in a move attorneys say could lead to more fines and faster probes.

Despite being the seat of the European Commission, one of the world's most powerful competition enforcers, Belgium itself has remained a fairly marginal player among the European Union's national competition regimes. But reforms set to take effect next month should make the Belgian Competition Authority a more efficient watchdog by eliminating an...
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