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Editorial

LIMITED POWERS OF BELGIAN COURTS:

TO HANDLE REQUESTS FOR THE ANNULMENT OF RULINGS BY ARBITRATION PANELS ON COMPETITION LAW ISSUES.

ON 22 JUNE 2009, THE BRUSSELS COURT OF APPEAL RULED THAT IT WAS COMPETENT TO REVIEW A DECISION BY AN ARBITRATION PANEL, IF IT THREATENED PUBLIC ORDER AND THEREFORE COULD DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THE ARBITRATION PANEL’S DECISION WAS CONTRARY TO ARTICLES 81 AND 82 OF THE EC TREATY. HOWEVER, THE COURT HELD THAT IT COULD NOT ANNUL OR REVIEW A DECISION BY AN ARBITRATION PANEL THAT WAS ONLY CONCERNED WITH AN AWARD OF DAMAGES BETWEEN PARTIES TO AN AGREEMENT NULLIFIED BECAUSE IT INFRINGED EU COMPETITION LAW.

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