News

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
19 Apr

New Code of Companies and Associations in a Nutshell #5

Interested to find out which new governance tools our new Code of Companies and Associations has in store? Check out our fifth “In a Nutshell” on the new Code.

https://www.contrast-law.be/en/publications/in-a-nutshell/a-new-governance-toolkit/

Publication
18 Apr

Elsa career day Brussels on 24 april

contrast will be present at the Elsa Career day Brussels on 24 April !  Do come visit us and discover how contrast can pop your career. More info on our student corner: https://www.contrast-law.be/en/careers/students/

Students
17 Apr

New Code of Companies and Associations in a Nutshell #4

To distribute or not to distribute? Our fourth “in a Nutshell” newsletter on the new Code of Companies and Associations highlights the most important changes with respect to dividends and other distributions.

https://www.contrast-law.be/en/documents/new-code-of-companies-and-associations-in-a-nutshell-4

Press
16 Apr

Vertical restraints - Time for no change?

Frank Wijckmans commented on the evaluation of the EU general block exemption regulation for vertical agreements in Competition Law Insight. The article contains an overview of the possible changes to the block exemption regulation (for example as regards selective distribution, vertical price fixing and non-compete obligations). It can be consulted here.

Publication