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Nele De Backer

Associate

Brussels

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Nele De Backer

Associate

Brussels

Nele advises on all aspects of EU and Belgian competition law, across a range of sectors, including automotive and media. She has assisted clients in several cartel investigations conducted by the European Commission as well as the Belgian Competition Authority, and has frequently advised on follow-on private enforcement matters.

Nele has also advised on merger control cases and general EU law. She has experience in representing clients before the General Court and the Court of Justice.

Nele has (co-) authored several legal publications focusing on competition law, such as the chapter on Belgian Competition Law in Wolters Kluwer’s publication “Competition Law in Western Europe and the USA” and various articles regarding recent developments in the application of competition law in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sector.

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Blog Post: 04 August 2022

ΑG opines that all of Servier’s pay-for-delay deals were restrictions of competition by object

On 14 July 2022, Advocate General (AG) Kokott delivered her much awaited (non-binding) Opinions in Cases C-176/19 P, Commission v Servier and Others and C-201/19 P, Servier and Others v Commission. 

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Blog Post: 02 August 2022

Compulsory licensing for expensive medicines – new report published in Belgium

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Blog Post: 10 March 2022

Belgian Competition Authority fines pharmaceutical wholesalers for their participation in a cartel

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Publications: 09 March 2022

Belgian legislator introduces a filing fee for merger control notifications to the Belgian Competition Authority

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Expertise

Practices

Antitrust and Competition

Sectors

Life Sciences

Office

Brussels

Tervurenlaan 268A avenue de Tervueren
Brussels
1150

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