Competition is a dynamic process. Standing still unavoidably means falling behind. Practically every sector of the economy is affected by the rules of play governing competition law.

The expertise of BANNING
The Competition & Public procurement practice group at BANNING is made up of specialists from the Brussels bar, international business and industry, the Authority for Consumers & Markets and the office of the State Advocate. The varied backgrounds of the members of this young and active team mean they are capable of providing the perfect combination between high-level legal services and an effective, practical approach. This combination is particularly attractive to many (international) businesses, institutions and government organisations. In a relatively short period of time, this practice group has acquired the reputation as a leading player. We are (and have been) successfully involved in headline-hitting cartel and state aid investigations in the construction (materials) sector, the food industry, the real estate sector and the sports sector.

The consultancy and litigation practice of this practice group covers all aspects of (European) competition and procurement and tendering law, including:

  • cartels
  • merger control
  • state aid
  • compliance & dawn raids
  • public and private tenders
  • market & government issues
  • follow-on cartel compensation claims
  • procurement law
  • legal supervision of (complex) tendering procedures
  • abuse of dominant position

Not only do we invest in keeping our legal knowledge up to date but we also constantly monitor the latest market developments. This knowledge enables us to offer pragmatic and targeted advice, and to contribute ideas for developments at strategic level, so your business never needs to stand still. Excellent examples of this practice are our tailor-made compliance programmes.

The appreciation for the efficient and dedicated efforts of the practice group is reflected in the recommendation in the leading Legal 500 publication in which the practice group has featured for a number of years:

“Banning NV receives plaudits for its ‘reasonable fees’ and ‘tailor-made and realistic advice’. The ‘creative’, ‘open-minded’ Minos van Joolingen advises clients on merger control, state aid and cartel investigations and litigation”. – Legal EMA 2014 


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