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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03 May 2017

contrast competition law team receives Global Competition Review Award

The contrast competition law team, as part of a combined team with Eversheds Sutherland and Cleary Gottlieb, received the Global Competition Review (“GCR”) Award for Behavioral Matter of the Year (Europe) for its work in the European Commission’s Trucks settlement case. The Award was handed over at the annual GCR Awards ceremony in Washington DC on 29 March 2017. With this Award, the teams were recognized for the creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in the Trucks case. The Trucks case marks the first (hybrid) settlement case after the European Commission had already issued a statement of objections. GCR is the world’s leading competition law and policy journal.

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