11 Jun

Webinar unfair contractual terms in B2B agreements

The new rules on unfair contractual terms in B2B agreements entered into force at the end of last year and have meanwhile become an integral part of contract practice. You can now register for a live and interactive webinar in October, during which contrasters Milena Varga and Laurence Vanhyfte, and Sofie De Pourcq of IP Porta zoom in on the matter. We foresee sufficient time during the webinar to answer possible questions. More information here.

Event Seminar
08 Jun

ITP – Regulation of B2B relationships: new rules for protecting suppliers in the European food supply chain

Europe is seeing a growing trend towards regulation of B2B relationships and contracts. Particularly interesting are new rules relating to certain unfair trading practices, which will enter into force as of 1 November. Milena Varga and Hannah Bru guide you through the changes in this month's In the Picture. You can find it on our publication page.

26 May

The Private Competition Enforcement Review - 14th Edition

The 2020 version of the 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 14th edition of The Private Competition Enforcement Review. Consult the chapter under the 'Articles' section our Publications page.

25 May

Panel discussion during the Advanced EU Competition Law conference

contrast partner Frank Wijckmans will chair a panel of top speakers at the Advanced EU Competition Law conference that will be held on 26-27 May 2021. The panel will address the most important challenges presented by the preparation of the new Block Exemption Regulation on Vertical Agreements. Frank’s panel includes Robert van Mastrigt (, Thomas Gorham (Proctor & Gamble) and Edzard Offers (Nike). More information here.

25 May

Privacy Talk – GDPR in (a checklist of) 10 points? Yes, we can!

The #GDPR entered into force exactly 3 years ago today. It is not too late to start, continue or update your GDPR exercise, nor is it an impossible task. At contrast - European & Business Law, we created a 10-point checklist that allows you to systematically check your obligations under the GDPR.  Read our most recent ‘Privacy Talk’ newsletter by Anouk Focquet and Sofie Deprez.

11 May

How to LL.M. – Panel discussion with experts

Are you a student with the ambition to expand your knowledge after your initial graduation? Do you aspire to further specialize in your favorite practice area and in an international context or in Belgium? You think you might want to pursue an LL.M.? We are organizing a panel discussion with experts on 11 May 2021 at 8 PM. More info here.

People Students
10 May

Welcome to our new contraster

A warm welcome to Alix Anciaux, who recently joined our competition team, with a specific focus on state aid matters. Do you want to join our team? Visit our career page for all our legal and support opportunities.

06 May

ITP – Is your general meeting ready for the digital era?

Read our most recent In The Picture newsletter now. You can find it on our publication page.

30 Apr

Webinar share purchase agreements

Are you interested in share purchase agreements and would you like to know more about the dos and don’ts when drafting them? You can now subscribe to our live and interactive webinar: more information here.

People Students
29 Apr

Privacy Talk – Can an acquirer continue to use the customer database for direct marketing after the transaction?

When a company is acquired, can the new owner simply continue to use the existing customer base for direct marketing? A comprehensive deep-dive by Anouk Focquet and Sofie Deprez in our most recent ‘Privacy Talk’ newsletter.