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Geert Bovy is a partner in the International Commercial & Trade and Dispute Resolution Practice Groups in the Brussels office. He joined Baker McKenzie in 2001. Geert was a teaching assistant in procedural law at KULeuven from 2006 to 2009.

Food labelling changes postponed until 1 October 2022 for foods sold in Great Britain; Northern Ireland will continue to follow the EU rules for food labelling. On 12 October 2020, the UK government updated its guidance on the food and drink labelling rules applicable from 1 January 2021. Previous guidance…

B2B relationships, particularly in the retail sector, are often characterized by an economic imbalance between the contracting parties, resulting in one party being able to impose contractual terms that would not be possible under normal market circumstances. Therefore, on 21 March 2019, the Belgian Parliament passed a new act on the abuse of economic dependence, unfair terms and unfair practices in B2B relationships (the ‘Act’). 

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented global crisis, including notable disruptions of international trade and supply chains, which have presented new challenges and risks to companies doing business internationally. During the program, speakers highlighted key weaknesses that have been exposed in food system supply chains in the wake of…