News

02 Aug

A warm welcome to our August summer trainees

Annemie, Bram, Lauren, Lennart and Victoria started their summer traineeship at contrast. We’re happy to welcome them to our team! Also interested in an inspiring internship? Apply now for an internship via our career page.

Students
11 Jul

Welcome to our new team members

We are happy to welcome Charlotte Cavanagh and Christel Mommaerts as paralegal and compliance officer to our team.

Careers
09 Jul

contrast @ ELSA Antwerp Summer Law School

Emmelie Wijckmans, Sarah Jaques and Benjamin Magnus trained a group of students from all over Europe on the basics of EU competition law @ the ELSA Antwerp Summer Law School. Through interactive case studies Emmelie, Sarah and Benjamin illustrated real-life competition law questions and interactions with competition authorities. A group of enthusiastic students made the workshop a great success.

Students Seminar
04 Jul

Students kickstart their summer @ contrast

Ella, Julie, Morgane, Margot, Amber, Thibault and Tine kick off their summer with an internship at contrast. We’re thrilled to have them with us! Also interested in an inspiring internship? Apply now for an internship via our career page.

Students
25 Jun

Herlinde Burez moderated panel discussion at Competition Law Challenges in the Motor Vehicle Sector

Herlinde Burez moderated a panel discussion on “Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation: What Does the Industry Want?” at the “Competition Law Challenges in the Motor Vehicle Sector” - the only conference in Europe focusing on competition law in the motor vehicle industry. The debate was a platform for participants to discuss the next Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation and addressed the specific needs of the different stakeholders in the automotive sector.

For more information, visit the website of the event.

Seminar
03 May

The impact of the GDPR on M&A-transactions

Anouk Focquet and Julie Van Pée published an article on data protection in the latest edition of Financieel Management PRO. The article discusses the impact of the GDPR on M&A-transactions and the key focus areas for the buyer and seller, especially when negotiating the SPA and conducting a due diligence. The article can be consulted here.

Publication
02 May

Belgian national chapter on private antitrust enforcement

A Belgian national chapter on private antitrust enforcement written by Frank Wijckmans, Maaike Visser, Karolien Francken, Monique Sengeløv and Manda Wilson has been published in The Private Competition Enforcement Review (edited by Ilene Gotts). the chapter is available here

Publication
30 Apr

Final countdown to the new Code: a recap on the eve of D-Day

Tomorrow, on 1 May 2019, the new Code will enter into force. Are you prepared? Our final “In a Nutshell” on the new Code clarifies the entry into force and the transition regime for existing companies and associations.

https://www.contrast-law.be/en/publications/in-a-nutshell/final-countdown-to-the-new-code-a-recap-on-the-eve-of-d-day/

 

Publication
26 Apr

New Code of Companies and Associations in a Nutshell #7

Not-for-profit: the end justifies the means. Check out our seventh “In a Nutshell” on the New Code.

https://www.contrast-law.be/en/publications/in-a-nutshell/not-for-profit-the-end-justifies-the-means/

Publication
24 Apr

New Code of Companies and Associations in a Nutshell #6

Cap on director liability: much ado about nothing? Take a look at our sixth “In a Nutshell” on the new Code.

https://www.contrast-law.be/en/publications/in-a-nutshell/cap-on-director-liability-much-ado-about-nothing/

Publication