News

09 Jul

ITP - Covid-19’s impact on commercial contracts: Force majeure, not just a standard clause

It goes without saying that Covid-19 is a crisis with unpredictable consequences, endangering the execution of many on-going commercial contracts. Read this month’s In The Picture for some concrete tips.

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03 Jul

A warm welcome to our summer trainees

Aline, Elle, Hendrik and Jonathan kick off their summer with a traineeship at contrast. Welcome to the team! Also looking for a hands-on traineeship? Check our career opportunities for young talent.

Students People
01 Jul

Fifth M&A Survey

Today we have launched the 5th M&A Survey, covering the period 2016-2020. Are you an M&A professional active in Belgium and have you not yet received an invitation to participate in the study? Send us an email at survey@contrast-law.be in order to receive a personal link. Find out more about the Survey on our publications page.

Publication
25 Jun

Anouk Focquet and Laura Sente in Tijdschrift Privacy & Persoonsgegevens

Anouk Focquet and Laura Sente published an article in Tijdschrift Privacy & Persoonsgegevens (TPP 2020/1, p. 28-34), regarding the concept of personal data and the right of access to those data and their rectification, including those contained in procedural files, internal notes, legal analyses and evaluations. Read the article on our publications page.

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18 Jun

ITP - Abuse of economic dependence: David’s new weapon against Goliath.

Read our most recent In The Picture newsletter now. You can find it on our publication page.

Publication
09 Jun

Privacy Talk - Right of access

How do you answer a request for access to personal data? Read this month's Privacy Talk and find out.

Publication
04 Jun

The Private Competition Enforcement Review

The 2019 version of the 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 13th edition of The Private Competition Enforcement Review. Consult the chapter on our publications page.

Publication
25 May

Three additional state aid regimes for Belgium

In their latest article in the Juristenkrant, Sébastien Engelen and Manda Wilson survey 7 of the 10 Belgian state aid regimes approved by the European Commission during the COVID-19 crisis, essentially to support the liquidity of companies established in Belgium and R&D. The article also gives an overview of the recent discussion on state aid to airlines. Read the article on our publications page.

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15 May

Belgian state aid regimes approved by the European Commission

contrast keeps monitoring the State aid news. In the Juristenkrant, Sébastien Engelen and Manda Wilson survey the first four Belgian aid schemes approved by the EU Commission under its Temporary Framework for State aid in times of Covid-19. The four Belgian schemes support the liquidity of companies established in Belgium. In the meantime, the Commission approved four other Belgian schemes. We will keep you posted. Read their article here.

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14 May

State aid, a possible painkiller against the corona financial hangover

Want to know more on state aid during the corona crisis? Read all about it in the May edition of our 'In The Picture' newsletter

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