24 Mar

Herlinde Burez and Stefanie Colaers on SABAM's excessive copyright tariffs

In a  judgment of 12 April 2018, the Commercial Court of Brussels found that SABAM abused its dominant position by applying excessive copyright tariffs to concert and festival organisers. Visit our publications page for an analysis by Herlinde Burez and Stefanie Colaers of the judgment in light of the case law of the  EU Court of Justice on excessive prices.

24 Mar

Guarantee safety and continuation of services

At contrast, we care about our people as we care about our clients and the community. On Saturday 14 March, we switched to remote working. We are fully operational and are ensuring uninterrupted service to our clients. Face-to-face meetings and travel have been suspended until further notice. An office permanence ensures telephonic assistance and postal deliveries. Otherwise, our services continue as before. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries on this subject.

13 Mar

contrast topranked in Chambers Europe 2020 guide

Time for some happy news. contrast is once again highly ranked in Chambers Europe. Our Competition & EU team has been promoted in the ‘Competition: EU’ ranking and has received an absolute top-ranking in band 1 for ‘Competition: Domestic’. It is now one of only two teams in that band. Our Corporate and M&A team also remains highly ranked and recommended. A sincere thanks to all contrast team members for their hard work and dedication, and to our clients for their positive feedback. As a team, we have again made the difference. Visit our 'What others say'-page for more information.

10 Mar

contrast introduces four new counsels and one new senior associate

contrast is very proud to announce the promotion of four new counsels: Ine Schockaert, Milena Varga, Emmelie Wijckmans and Sebastien Engelen. Milena, Emmelie and Sébastien are active in our Competition & EU and Distribution Law team. Ine is part of our Corporate and M&A team. Stefanie Colaers has been promoted to senior associate in our Competition & EU team.

05 Mar

Privacy Talk - Data breaches: tips & tricks.

Read this month's Privacy Talk for tips & tricks on data breaches.

25 Feb

Romanian edition of 'Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law'

We are very proud to announce that our pan-European ‘Verticals’ project now includes a Romanian edition! The book is published by Editura Universul Juridic. A most sincere thank you goes out to our partners at Mușat & Asociații - Attorneys at Law for their efforts to get the monograph published. You can have a look at the book and order it via this link:

20 Feb

ITP - Compliance? Elementary, my dear Watson!

Read all about how a well-founded compliance programme can save you from all sorts of bad surprises in this month’s In The Picture!

18 Feb

contrast highly recommended in Chambers & Partners Global

 We are very proud that our Competition & EU and Corporate & M&A teams are again highly recommended by Chambers and Partners, and that our Competition & EU team moved up one band. Want to know what Chambers and Partners says? Visit our what others say page

13 Feb

contrast spoke at M&A online seminar

As part of our M&A team, Elise Gonnissen, Céline Mergeay and Arne Vanhees contributed to the publication of the M&A Chronicle. They got to share their expertise and discuss the latest developments in M&A jurisprudence at a LexAlert online seminar.

Seminar Publication
11 Feb

Privacy Talk - Cupid is also having a hard time!

Cupid is struggling. People seem to have more faith in dating apps than in the god of love. He realizes it’s time to step up his game: developing a new dating app could do the trick. But what does he need to do to make his dating app GDPR compliant? Read all about it in this month’s Privacy Talk.