News

22 Aug

Antwerp Summer University 2017

On 25 August 2017, Luc Demeyere (senior counsel at contrast), will give a lecture at the Antwerp Summer University 2017 on dispute resolution tracks, conflict management and dispute resolution clauses. We look forward to meeting you there.

Seminar
18 Aug

contrast under construction

This week, works have started for a complete makeover of our office building and offices. Curious about the progress of the works? Follow us on Facebook, where we will regularly post updates.

11 Aug

contrast is looking for motivated law students for our winter internships

contrast is looking for motivated law students for our winter internships! So also if you are studying abroad in the fall and are available for a stage in January 2018, do not hesitate to apply: https://www.contrast-law.be/careers/students/traineeships/

09 Aug

On 26 July 2017, Advocate General Wahl issued his opinion in the Coty case

On 26 July 2017, Advocate General Wahl issued his opinion in the Coty case (see following link). According to the Advocate General, Coty, which is a supplier of luxury goods operating a selective distribution system, is entitled to prohibit its authorized dealers from selling its products online via third-party platform, eg Amazon or eBay. We will incorporate the findings of the Advocate General in the proofs of the third edition of our book on Vertical Agreement in EU Competition Law, which Oxford University Press will publish in autumn.

08 Aug

Maaike Visser, counsel at contrast, was interviewed by VOKA

Maaike Visser, counsel at contrast, was interviewed by VOKA, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on the priorities and activities of the local VOKA network for the region Zaventem-Diegem. Maaike chairs this local network. The full interview can be read in the online version of Ondernemers, a VOKA publication.

People
03 Aug

Bart Bellen and Anouk Focquet will speak at the 10th edition of ‘De Juristendagen’

On 29 August 2017 Bart Bellen and Anouk Focquet will speak at the 10th edition of ‘De Juristendagen’, organized by M&D Seminars. Anouk Focquet will focus on privacy and the daily impact of the GDPR. Bart Bellen will discuss representations, warranties and indemnities in the context of company acquisitions. If you are interested, you can subscribe via the following link: http://opleidingen.wolterskluwer.be/md-summer-seminars/opleidingen/juristendagen/.

Seminar
20 Jul

Marijke Roelants wrote for the Professional Institute of Recognized Accountants and Tax specialists

Marijke Roelants, specialist in corporate law and M&A at contrast, wrote the article ‘Statements and guarantees on the sale of shares: why?’ for the Professional Institute of Recognized Accountants and Tax specialists (BIBF/IPCF). The article is available (free of charge) in Dutch and French in the contrast bookshop.

Publication
12 Jul

ELSA Summer School

On 14 July Frank Wijckmans and Sarah Jaques host an interactive competition compliance workshop for the ELSA Summer School at the University of Antwerp. During one hour and a half the speakers will involve the participants in their everyday practice. Packed with concrete examples they will provide them with tips and tricks, which are useful for every future legal counsel. Would you like to learn more about our compliance programs? Please have look at https://www.contrast-law.be/practice/competition-compliance-programme/.

Seminar
28 Jun

Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law

Oxford University Press confirms that third edition of “Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law” will be published before the end of the year.

Publication
27 Jun

Kluwer's legal event

On 27 June, 100+ participants attended Kluwer’s legal event on “Data protection / GDPR – One year to go …”. Anouk Focquet, senior associate and data protection specialist at contrast, took participants through the “why?”, “who?”, “what?” and “how?” of data processing in the EU. Real life cases and questions, which contrast encounters in its day-to-day practice, were tackled head-on leading to an interesting debate and further questions.

Seminar