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Competition/European Law

4 ranked lawyersBand 4BelgiumEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Competition law boutique with an especially strong reputation for handling mandates that raise complex issues regarding vertical agreements between manufacturers and distributors. Assists with the design of competition-compliant selective distribution networks, collaborating closely with international law firms to coordinate cross-border mandates. Assists with the private enforcement of Belgian competition rules through domestic courts. Advises on a wide range of Belgian Competition Authority and EC behavioural investigations, further representing clients in appeals against adverse decisions. Particularly sought after by clients from the automotive sector.

Strengths

Clients laud the firm as "extremely pragmatic and focused, with the right priorities and a very rich base of experience to draw from."

One client simply says: "For us, the firm has been amazing."

Work highlights

Advised Orange Belgium before the BCA on a challenge brought by Telenet against the proposed network sharing agreement between Orange and Proximus.

Notable practitioners

Filip Tuytschaever is described by a client as "impressive and really amazing," and is particularly highlighted for his "great business knowledge." He has a significant practice representing clients before the BCA in procedures relating to interim measures and abuse of dominance.

Frank Wijckmans has a strong reputation for acting before the BCA, advising clients on contested merger notifications. He also has notable experience of European competition law mandates, including issues relating to distribution platforms, pricing policies and cartel investigations.

Herlinde Burez acts for a wide range of Belgian clients on competition compliance matters.

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Belgium

Competition: Domestic


Filip Tuytschaever
Band 2
Frank Wijckmans
Band 1
Herlinde Burez
Up and Coming

Competition: EU


Frank Wijckmans
Band 4