The contrast is clear

contrast was the first independent boutique law firm in Brussels to provide specialized competition & EU and corporate & commercial law advice, as well as full conflict management support.

From the start, we have placed the utmost value in the quality of our work, in integrity, team spirit, ambition and personal commitment. Our aim is to make a positive difference for our clients, colleagues and students and to contribute to the society at large by making the law more accessible.

Our story through some highlights

2006

Start of contrast – our logo represents our seven initial lawyers

2006

1st edition of Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law with Oxford University Press

2007

1st M&A Survey

2008

Move to current address, Minervastraat 5, 1930 Zaventem, Belgium

2009

Our first student ruler

2009

2nd M&A Survey

2010

Launch of contrast law seminars

2011

Second edition of Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law with Oxford University Press

2012

3rd M&A Survey

2013

Band 1 ranking Chambers since 2013

2015

Launch of the contrast competition law compliance program

2015

Publication of Horizontal Agreements and Cartels in EU Competition Law with Oxford University Press

2015

Band 1 ranking Legal 500 since 2015

2016

Launch of the contrast personal data and privacy practice

2016

1st edition of Share Purchase Agreements – Belgian Law and Practice with Intersent

2017

Herlinde Burez becomes a partner in the competition & EU law practice

2017

4th M&A Survey

2018

Launch of the contrast codex series for competition and corporate law

2018

Publication of Distribution Agreements – EU, Belgium, Netherlands with Larcier/SdU

2018

3rd edition Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law with Oxford University Press, accompanied by national editions in

2019

Publication of Out-of-court Conflict Management with Intersentia

2020

1st contrast law seminars webinar

2021

5th M&A Survey

2021

Launch of the Distribution Law Center as a EU-wide free knowledge platform for distribution law

2022

Launch of a series of legal, but very hands-on, monographs (Bos-Door-De-Bomen) with a book on EU and Belgian competition law

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