Karolien Francken

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Karolien Francken graduated from the University of Antwerp and obtained a Master’s degree in Competition Law at the University of Toulouse Capitole I. In addition to a law degree, Karolien holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economic Sciences.

She is admitted to the Brussels Bar. She speaks Dutch, French and English.


  • University of Antwerp (Master in Law, 2013)
  • University of Toulouse Capitole I (Master in Comparative International and European law – Competition Law, 2013)
  • University of Oxford (Summer School International Business Law, 2011)
  • University of Antwerp (Master in Applied Economic Sciences, 2009)
  • University of Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne (Erasmus programme, 2007-2008)


  • contrast (2013-present)
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25 Feb 2019

Anouk Focquet promoted to counsel and Eline Declerck, Karolien Francken and Sarah Jaques promoted to senior associate

We are very happy to announce that Anouk Focquet has been promoted to counsel. Anouk joined contrast in 2010 and leads our privacy and data protection department. She conducts compliance audits of international and Belgian companies active in various industry sectors and advises clients on every aspect of privacy and data protection laws. Anouk is a regular speaker at conferences and has several publications on privacy and data protection.

We are also happy to announce that Eline Declerck, Karolien Francken and Sarah Jaques have been promoted to senior associate. They joined contrast in 2013. They are all active in our competition and EU team and Eline is also active in our privacy and data protection team.

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