Laura Sente joined contrast in September 2017. She is an associate in the (EU and Belgian) competition law team, specialising in EU and Belgian merger control. Laura is a member of the contrast Automotive Task Force, focusing on recent developments in the automotive sector with respect to merger control. She has also gained considerable expertise in privacy and data protection.
Laura has contributed to the monograph 'Gegevensbescherming in de praktijk' (Anouk Focquet | Eline Declerck, Intersentia, 2019). In addition, she has co-authored several publications on privacy and data protection and state aid.
Before joining contrast, she was an intern at the EU Competition & Regulatory Practice of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. During her studies, Laura also took part in an exchange program at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (Washington D.C.).
Laura holds a master degree in law from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and obtained an LL.M. in EU Competition and Intellectual Property Law at the University of Liège (ULg). She speaks Dutch, English and French and has a basic understanding of German.