News

09 Aug

Publication of cococo 2018

contrast published the 2018 version of the contrast competition codex (cococo). The cococo is a handy compilation of the EU competition law rules which are most relevant for legal practitioners and in-house counsels. It consists of two parts, in total 1100 pages and can be ordered from the contrast bookshop at the democratic price of 50 euro.

Publication
30 Jul

CLS invites two students per law faculty

Ready to boom your knowledge after summer? contrast law seminars invites two students per law faculty to attend the masterclass on price and pricing clauses in share purchase agreements that will take place on 11 October 2018. To win a wildcard, sign up via the ‘student wildcard’ button on the website of contrast law seminars. With a wildcard you get a free seminar, a free copy of the book that we highlight during the seminar and a meet and greet with a contrast partner. Success and we look forward to seeing you at the seminar!

Students
18 Jul

Frank Wijckmans and Sébastien Engelen comment on Google's record fine

contrast competition lawyers Frank Wijckmans and Sébastien Engelen were asked by Kanaal Z/Canal Z to comment on the record fine of 4.3 billion euro that was imposed on Google by the European Commission for abuse of dominance on the internet search engines market. You can watch the interview with Frank Wijckmans via the following link. The interview with Sébastien Engelen is available via this link.

13 Jul

Artificial Intelligence @ contrast

Are you also interested in how Artificial Intelligence will affect the legal profession in the future? contrast organized a first workshop on Artificial Intelligence in collaboration with the AI Lab of the University of Brussels (VUB).

Seminar
13 Jul

ELSA Antwerp Summer Law School

Three contrast lawyers, Stefanie Colaers, Monique Sengeløv and Emmelie Wijckmans, gave a presentation on competition law compliance at the second edition of the ‘ELSA Antwerp Summer Law School’. The presence of law students from all over Europe resulted in a very interesting and interactive workshop.

Students
12 Jul

Publication of the Polish monograph on ‘Distribution Agreements’

contrast is delighted to announce this week’s publication of the Polish monograph on ‘Distribution Agreements’. This monograph (674 p.) is part of a unique pan-European project coordinated by contrast. contrast wishes to congratulate Antonina Falandysz, Agata Jurkowska-Gomułka, Joanna Kruk-Kubarska, Małgorzata Modzelewska de Raad and Olga Sztejnert-Roszak on a job very well done. The Bulgarian, Swedish, Belgian and Dutch monographs are already available on the market. More publications are expected in the coming weeks and months. All of these monographs build on ‘Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law’ of which the third edition was published by Oxford University Press earlier this year. For more information, check our website (www.europeandistributionlaw.com).

Publication
03 Jul

Ine Schockaert wrote for VOKA

Ine Schockaert wrote an article in the most recent edition of the magazine “Ondernemers” of VOKA, Flanders' Chamber of Commerce and Industry, describing the highlights and main principles of the new Belgian code of companies and associations. You can consult this publication via the following link.

Publication
28 Jun

Seminar on representations and warranties and risk management in M&A transactions

Jesse Docx and Bart Bellen spoke about representations and warranties and risk management in M&A transactions at a seminar organized by Lexalert. Jesse and Bart discussed both the legal background of representations, warranties and related indemnification obligations, as well as the actual use of these concepts in practice based sample clauses from our book Share Purchase Agreements and the M&A Survey results.

Seminar
24 Jun

Seminar on Share Purchase Agreements - Temporary discount

On 15 June our partner Bart Bellen and contrast alumnus Jeroen Stevens spoke in Hasselt at a seminar organized by Intersentia.  Our book Share Purchase Agreements and the M&A Survey were offered to all participants as part of the package.  Both publications can temporarily be purchased through the Intersentia bookshop at exceptional discounts until the end of August. Please use the discount code “SPACONTR2018”.

Publication
12 Jun

Seminar on Share Purchase Agreements – Belgian Law and Practice

Today, Bart Bellen and contrast alumnus Thomas De Clerck spoke at the Kortrijk Xpo. Intersentia organized a seminar regarding ‘Share Purchase Agreements – Belgian Law and Practice’. A second session will be organized this coming Friday (15 June 2018) in Hasselt. If you are interested, you can still register via the following link. Our book Share Purchase Agreements and the M&A Survey are offered to all participants as part of the package.

Seminar