contrast is a niche player focusing on two practice areasMission
Competition & EU Law
contrast has one of the largest and most experienced independent competition and EU law teams in Brussels.
Bart Bellen has a "very pragmatic and extremely commercial approach which goes beyond the legal advice. He's a good negotiator and is very accessible and responsive," say clients. He advises multinational companies on a range of acquisitions and corporate finance matters, including many US-based clients, using his experience as a member of the New York Bar.
Frank Wijckmans has a principally contentious competition practice, being experienced in investigations and litigation. He represented Electrolux and Whirlpool Europe in their appeal against the EC's approval of restructuring aid to FagorBrandt. A source remarks: "Frank is a superb lawyer - a wonderful litigator," while a client describes him as "extremely knowledgeable but with a practical angle to everything he does."
Luc Demeyere of contrast offers a breadth of experience, including in post-acquisition, professional liability, construction and insurance disputes. Clients say: "He's very practical, shows a good deal of common sense and he always keeps his calm."