News

15 Feb

GCR Awards 2017 – Behavioural matter of the year (Europe)

contrast represented a multinational group involved in the European Commission’s truck cartel proceedings. This is one of the largest cartel investigations ever conducted by the Commission.

contrast is very proud that, in this year’s Global Competition Review Awards, the Trucks case has been shortlisted for “Behavioural matter of the year – Europe: Creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in Europe.” This complex and significant case is innovative as, for the first time, a settlement was secured after the Commission issued a statement of objections.

With a simple vote, you can support contrast in this Awards contest.

Voting is open until midnight CET on 24 February 2017. Please check our social pages, LinkedIn or Facebook, for further instructions.

We would very much appreciate your support!

14 Feb

Frank Wijckmans teaches at the Solvay Brussels School

On 14 February Frank Wijckmans speaks about competition law compliance in the Executive Programme in Retail and Consumer Goods Distribution at the Solvay Business School, adding legal expertise to the economics of business life.

Seminar
08 Feb

The three musketeers are now four

We are delighted to announce that Herlinde Burez, who has been with contrast since its start, joined the partnership.

People
20 Jan

Bart Bellen is opening speaker at seminar on company acquisitions

On 20 January 2017, Bart Bellen is opening speaker at a seminar organized by LegalNews and M&D Seminars on company acquisitions. The full-day seminar addresses 8 particular legal aspects of company acquisitions. Bart focuses on representations, warranties and indemnification in the context of share deals and asset deals.

Seminar
04 Jan

contrast welcomes winter trainees

contrast welcomes Louise and Marlies as winter trainees in its Competition & EU Law team and Heleen as winter trainee in its Corporate & Business Law team. Last semester, they studied in the US and France and they will now assist contrast lawyers on case work. Are you going on Erasmus next fall and are you looking for an interesting winter traineeship? Apply online: http://www.contrast-law.be/careers/students/traineeships.

Students
13 Dec 2016

Frank Wijckmans chairs the conference 'Arbitration meets the Competition Authorities'

On 13 December 2016 Frank Wijckmans chairs the discussion organized by Cepani between representatives of DG Competition, National Competition Authorities and arbitrators with experience in competition law. First Philippe Sarrailhé, Jacques Steenbergen, Jean-Paul Vulliéty and Eddy De Smijter each give a short introductory presentation. Then the panel members discuss what type of interaction between the public law enforcers is useful and achievable and what are the next steps to foster the correct and efficient application of competition law in arbitration proceedings.

Seminar
09 Dec 2016

Frank Wijckmans teaches the second and third part of the course ‘The Law and Economics of Vertical Restraints'

On 9 and 16 December Frank Wijckmans teaches the two last sessions of the course ‘The Law and Economics of Vertical Restraints’ at the Brussels School of Competition, together with Luc Peeperkorn (European Commission – DG competition), which include workshops and a quiz in each session.

Seminar Students
05 Dec 2016

Frank Wijckmans speaks at the conference ‘Transposition of the Damages Directive – What are the expectations’

On 5 December 2016 Frank Wijckmans speaks at the conference on the EU Damages Directive organized by the Croatian Arbitration Agency in Zagreb. The conference addresses the legal solutions for transposing the Damages Directive into national law and the challenges to apply the Damages Directive. Frank Wijckmans gives a Belgian private practitioner’s perspective on private damages cases.

Seminar
02 Dec 2016

Frank Wijckmans teaches the first part of the course ‘The Law and Economics of Vertical Restraints'

Frank Wijckmans teaches the first part of the course ‘The Law and Economics of Vertical Restraints’ at the Brussels School of Competition, together with Luc Peeperkorn (European Commission – DG competition). If you are still looking for an LL.M in competition law for the upcoming academic year, check out the site of BSC: http://www.brusselsschoolofcompetition.be.

Students Seminar
16 Nov 2016

contrast attends four job fairs this month

contrast attends four job fairs this month. Are you interested in competition & EU or in corporate & business law, then do not hesitate to pay us a visit at your campus! This afternoon, you can find us at the job fair in Antwerp, tomorrow in Ghent, on 22 November in Leuven and on 24 November in Brussels. If you are not able to meet us in person, know that you can also apply for a legal internship (summer, winter and academic) and for junior associate positions via our website: http://www.contrast-law.be/careers.

Students