03 Oct

Frank Wijckmans spoke at Annual Competition Litigation Conference

On 3 October, Frank Wijckmans discussed how to deal with multiple claims in multiple jurisdictions at the gcrlive 11th Annual Competition Litigation Conference hosted by Global Competition Review. Together with other panel members Kim Dietzel, Thomas Funke and Mark Simpson, Frank tackled the challenges and opportunities for claimants and defendants across Europe.

27 Sep

Austrian/German edition of 'Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law’

Last year, Frank Wijckmans and Filip Tuytschaever published the third edition of ‘Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law at Oxford University Press. The book is the centrepiece of a truly pan-European project, with a European family of monographs that will be published in the local languages of close to twenty jurisdictions. A Belgian-Dutch, Bulgarian, Polish and Swedish edition have already been published.

We are very proud to announce that our project now includes a German-Austrian edition! The book is published by CH Beck and LexisNexis. A sincere thank you goes out to the teams at ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN and Eisenberger & Herzog Attorneys-at-Law for their relentless efforts to get this monograph published. 

You can have a look at the book and order it via this link below:

26 Sep

Herlinde Burez and Milena Varga spoke at conference on new Belgian legislation in B2B relationships

On Thursday 26 September 2019, Herlinde Burez and Milena Varga shared their expertise on the new Belgian legislation in B2B relationships at a conference organized by the 'Belgische Franchise Federatie'. It was a great session and a very interesting conference.

12 Sep

A warm welcome to the new talent joining our legal team

We are happy to welcome our newest legal talents: Lise Ryckaert and Nikias Steurs are joinging our competition and EU team. Berto Pals is joining our corporate and commercial team. 

04 Sep

A warm welcome to our new HR Assistant

We are happy to welcome Simone Goyvaerts as our newest HR Assistant. 

21 Aug

contrast proudly presents the "M&A Chronicle"

Today, Tijdschrift voor Rechtspersoon en Vennootschap - Revue pratique des sociétés (TRV/RPS), Belgium’s most important corporate law review, published the first edition of the “M&A Chronicle” (M&A Kroniek – Chronique de Jurisprudence en M&A). The M&A Chronicle is the result of a research project that started 3 years ago at contrast and was prepared by our corporate and M&A team in collaboration with our co-author Didier Leclercq.  The M&A Chronicle provides an overview of Belgian case law in M&A related matters.  The first edition covers all published case law for the period 2000-2017. Check our publications-page for other M&A related books, articles and newsletters. 

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.

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.

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.