News

15 Jan

Sébastien Engelen in de Juristenkrant

Sébastien Engelen commented in De Juristenkrant on a recent decision of the European Commission regarding reductions in compensation payments granted by the Port of Antwerp to two container terminal operators. The decision is that the reduction does not qualify as state aid. You can find the article here.

Publication
07 Jan

Frank Wijckmans lectured at the Brussels School of Competition

Frank Wijckmans lectured on “the Law and Economics of Vertical Restraints” at the Brussels School of Competition. The 3 sessions were co-lectured by Lucas Peeperkorn (DG Competition of the European Commission). The students included a fantastic mix of international profiles with different levels of experience in the field of competition law.
Frank Wijckmans is listed in “Who’s Who Legal” as one of the 2019 Thought Leaders in the field of Competition Law.

Seminar
19 Dec 2018

contrast supported 'Kinderboekenkast'

contrast supported the project ‘Kinderboekenkast’ of Kind en Gezin, de Kringloopwinkel and Libelle by donating more than 30 books for underprivileged children.

Press
12 Dec 2018

Competition Law Highlights 2018

On 6 December, contrast law seminars closed its 2018 program with a seminar on the “Competition Law Highlights 2018”. We are very happy and also a bit proud that this year’s seminars were all fully-booked and received enthusiastic reactions from the participants. All the more reason to have a look at our 2019 program.

Seminar
30 Nov 2018

contrast is now member of the Belgian Franchise Federation

contrast has been accepted as associated member of the Belgian Franchise Federation. Herlinde Burez and Milena Varga will participate as members of the legal committee.  

Press
23 Nov 2018

Emmelie Wijckmans in Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelrecht

Emmelie Wijckmans co-authored an article published in Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelrecht/Revue de droit commercial belge, on the 5 years of practice of the Belgian Competition Authority with the new legal regime on provisional measures. The article can be consulted on our website.

Publication
23 Nov 2018

contrast at the job days of the University of Louvain-la-Neuve

Visit contrast at the job days of the University of Louvain-la-Neuve on 28 November and find out how contrast can make your career pop. Already convinced about us? Apply now for an internship via our career page.

Students
19 Nov 2018

contrast launches 'Privacy Talk'

contrast launches 'Privacy Talk' as your finger on the pulse for privacy and data protection developments. We will be launching our first Privacy Talk on 22 November, so keep an eye on our website and social media pages to be the first to find out.

Publication
19 Nov 2018

contrast coordinates comments on draft Guide of Belgian NCA regarding information exchange

contrast was asked by the Association of Belgian Competition Lawyers to coordinate the activities of a working group appointed to gather comments on a recent initiative of the Belgian NCA. The initiative consists of a draft Guide regarding the exchange of information, with particular focus on industry associations. The comments were submitted last Friday and are part of the stakeholders input that the NCA will take into consideration for a next draft of the Guide.

Press
19 Nov 2018

Jesse Docx participated in the BVA Academy training programme

On 14 and 15 November Jesse Docx participated in the BVA Academy training programme. You can check the programme here.

Seminar