Last week the European Commission adopted the new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and Vertical Guidelines. 🚀 The new rules enter into force on 1 June 2022 and will have an impact on the online and offline business of almost every company. Eager to fully prepare your business for the future? contrast has different workshops to guide you through the changes in the vertical landscape. Find more information on our VBER Crash Courses and Deep Dives for legal practitioners (both in-house and external) here! 🌟👉 🔗 https://www.contrast-law.be/en/events/Seminar Event DLC
UK - Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order
The UK government published the final version of the UK block exemption 'VABEO'. The VABEO does not mirror the new VBER and therefore has additional implications for companies operating in the UK and the EU. Be sure to follow the DLC - Distribution Law Center page for a more detailed analysis!Breaking news
7th competition law and policy conference
Today, Filip Tuytschaever, one of our competition law partners, is speaking on the review of the horizontal block exemption regulations and the horizontal guidelines on the first day of a two-day conference in Croatia: ‘7th competition law and policy conference’. The conference hosts a wide range of speakers including several professors, legal practitioners, as well as directors of multiple competition authorities (including DG COMP).
More information about the conference can be found here.
JCI Award Jonge Ondernemer Vlaams-Brabant & Brussel 2022
Yesterday we joined JCI Vlaanderen as a partner in the election of the 'JCI Award Jonge Ondernemer Vlaams-Brabant & Brussel 2022'. Congratulations to this year's winner Arnout Van de Meulebroucke of Phished as well as to the two other strong candidates, SuReal and Soda. As an independent law firm, we actively support entrepreneurship and ambition to create positive changes. Want to know more about our mission? Check our website!Event
Competitio annual conference
Last week Filip Tuytschaever was invited as a panellist at the 10th annual conference of Competitio. Filip shared his experience by giving 10 tips & tricks for applicants when applying for interim measures at the Belgian Competition Authority. You can read his tips & tricks here.
Ranked in The Legal 500
We are delighted to announce that contrast has once again achieved excellent rankings in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500, one of the world's leading legal directories. ‘contrast is great to work with. Excellent communication – always quick to respond and very pragmatic. Their team is very skilled and they have become our much trusted advisor in competition and commercial matters.’ We are very proud of our team!
Welcome to our new contraster
Please join us in welcoming Jonathan Saké, who joined our competition team as junior associate. Curious to discover the people behind our practice? Take a look at our Teams page!People
ITP - New rules for announcing price reductions
ON SALE: new rules for announcing price reductions! Read all about it in our most recent In the Picture.Publication
Ranked in Chambers & Partners Europe
We are delighted to announce that contrast has once again achieved excellent rankings in the 2022 edition of Chambers Europe, one of the world's leading legal directories. We are very proud of our team! Congratulations in particular to Filip Tuytschaever for his new ranking as a Belgian competition law expert in band 1. We are also very grateful for the positive comments of our clients. Thank you!directories
Promotions of Kristof De Wael and Benjamin Magnus
We are proud to announce the promotions of Kristof De Wael as counsel and of Benjamin Magnus as senior associate. Kristof is an experienced business lawyer focusing on corporate law and M&A. Benjamin specializes in litigation and EU competition law. Want to know more? Visit our team page!People