Frank Wijckmans

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Frank Wijckmans is a partner of contrast. He is active in the fields of EU and competition law and Belgian business law. Frank is an experienced negotiator, litigator and arbitrator (ICC, CEPINA, ad hoc arbitration). He is a regular speaker at conferences.

Frank graduated from the University of Antwerp and obtained a Master's degree at the University of Virginia (USA).

Frank Wijckmans is professor at the Brussels School of Competition, where he teaches "The Law of Economics of Vertical Restraints". He is guest lecturer at the University of Antwerp and the Solvay Business School.

Frank Wijckmans has an extensive publication record in the fields of EU competition law and EU and Belgian distribution law. He is the co-author of a monograph published by Oxford University Press on the current EU competition law regime applicable to vertical agreements, including motor vehicle distribution, 'Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law'. He edited and co-authored a monograph recently published by Oxford University Press on 'Horizontal Agreements and Cartels in EU Competition Law'. His most recent publication is a brief monograph published by Intersentia on 'The EU Private Damages Directive'.

Frank Wijckmans is a member of the Brussels Bar. He speaks Dutch, French and English.


  • University of Virginia (LL.M. 1986)
  • University of Antwerp (1985)


  • contrast (2006-present)
  • VWEW, partner, head of the EU and competition law department (1993-2005)
  • Van Bael & Bellis (1986-1993)

Founding partner Frank Wijckmans is experienced in all types of commercial and antitrust dispute resolution, and is experienced in acting before both domestic and European authorities. Clients are delighted that he "combines an encyclopaedic knowledge with a pragmatic business mindset."

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12 Jul 2017

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

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