Sébastien Engelen

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Sébastien Engelen is a senior associate at contrast.

He specializes in European and competition law (antitrust, State aid and merger control).

His experience includes all aspects of competition law, including assistance during competition investigations, competition compliance trainings, leniency applications, and ensuing private damages litigation, as well as advising on structuring acquisitions, joint ventures and distribution/cooperation agreements.

He represents clients (private companies and public authorities) before the Court of Justice of the EU, the European Commission, national courts and national competition authorities.

Sébastien speaks French, Dutch, English and Italian.


  • LLM in European law, Institut d’Études Européennes (IEE, 2006-2007)
  • Università degli studi di Pisa (Erasmus programme, 2006)
  • Université Saint-Louis and Université Catholique de Louvain (Master in law, 2001-2006)


  • contrast (2016-present)
  • CMS DeBacker (2007-2015)
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20 Apr 2017

Toprankings for contrast

contrast is very proud that the contrast Competition & EU team continues to be ranked as the absolute top (Band 1) for Belgian competition law by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. At the EU level, our team is ranked no. 2 of the independent Belgian law firms active in this area. Chambers ranks Frank Wijckmans in band 1 and moves Filip Tuytschaever upward to band 3 (competition/domestic). Both of them are recognized by Legal 500 as being amongst the 10 ‘leading lawyers’ for Belgian competition law. Herlinde Burez (partner) and Sébastien Engelen (senior associate) are also recommended.

This splendid ranking is the result of a true team effort of the 14 lawyers and 2 paralegals which are part of our growing Competition & EU team. A special thanks goes to our referees for quoting our team as being “very business-oriented”, “very strong in competition, especially competition litigation”, and providing “great legal advice and support at a very competitive price”.

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