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competition & EU and corporate & business law advice
with full conflict management support
In the Picture - March 2017
Belgian Competition Authority imposes fine of EUR 5.5 mio for resale price maintenance and abuse of dominance
Bart Bellen has a "very pragmatic and extremely commercial approach which goes beyond the legal advice. He's a good negotiator and is very accessible and responsive," say clients. He advises multinational companies on a range of acquisitions and corporate finance matters, including many US-based clients, using his experience as a member of the New York Bar.
Frank Wijckmans has a principally contentious competition practice, being experienced in investigations and litigation. He represented Electrolux and Whirlpool Europe in their appeal against the EC's approval of restructuring aid to FagorBrandt. A source remarks: "Frank is a superb lawyer - a wonderful litigator," while a client describes him as "extremely knowledgeable but with a practical angle to everything he does."
"Brilliant antitrust lawyer" Filip Tuytschaever specialises in EU, competition and distribution law. Sources enthuse: "He is always there when you need a question answered and his work product is great".