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ADVERTISING: An absolute ban on advertising for regulated professions deemed invalid

Court of Justice of the European Union, C-339/15, Luc Vanderborght, 4 May 2017

In its judgment of 4 May 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) verified whether a general ban on advertising for Belgian dentists is in line with European Union law. In its judgment, the CJEU rejected an absolute ban but did not object to national or deontological rules that impose restrictions on advertising. The judgment is important for many liberal professions, including doctors, lawyers, architects, notaries, etc.

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