Frank Wijckmans

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Frank Wijckmans is a partner of contrast. He is active in the fields of EU and competition law and Belgian business law. Frank is an experienced negotiator, litigator and arbitrator (ICC, CEPINA, ad hoc arbitration). He is a regular speaker at conferences.

Frank graduated from the University of Antwerp and obtained a Master's degree at the University of Virginia (USA).

Frank Wijckmans is professor at the Brussels School of Competition, where he teaches "The Law of Economics of Vertical Restraints". He is guest lecturer at the University of Antwerp and the Solvay Business School.

Frank Wijckmans has an extensive publication record in the fields of EU competition law and EU and Belgian distribution law. His most recent publications (2018) are the monograph published by Oxford University Press on 'Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law', including motor vehicle distribution (third edition) and the monograph published by Larcier on ‘Distribution Agreements – EU – Belgium – Netherlands’. These publications are part of a pan-European publication project steered and coordinated by Frank . He edited and co-authored also a monograph published by Oxford University Press on 'Horizontal Agreements and Cartels in EU Competition Law'. In addition Frank contributed articles to a wide range of international and national law reviews. For a full list: see publications.

Frank Wijckmans is a member of the Brussels Bar. He speaks Dutch, French and English.


  • University of Virginia (LL.M. 1986)
  • University of Antwerp (1985)


  • contrast (2006-present)
  • VWEW, partner, head of the EU and competition law department (1993-2005)
  • Van Bael & Bellis (1986-1993)

Founding partner Frank Wijckmans is experienced in all types of commercial and antitrust dispute resolution, and is experienced in acting before both domestic and European authorities. Clients are delighted that he "combines an encyclopaedic knowledge with a pragmatic business mindset."

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07 Jan 2019

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.

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