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contrast is een onafhankelijk advocatenkantoor dat in een internationale omgeving topkwaliteit nastreeft in zijn vier praktijkgebieden: corporate & business, competition & EU, privacy & data protection en compliance.

We staan in deze praktijkgebieden zowel Belgische ondernemingen als buitenlandse bedrijven bij. Meer informatie over het kantoor, onze dossiers en ons team kan je terugvinden op / LinkedIn / Facebook

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Mrs. Eva Alboort
Tel: +32 (0) 2 275 00 75

Mrs. Sofie Lenaers
Tel: +32 (0) 2 275 00 75

Manager :

Mr. Frank Wijckmans (Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 275 00 75

Mr. Bart Bellen (Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 275 00 75

Mr. Filip Tuytschaever (Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 275 00 75

Mrs. Herlinde Burez (Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 275 00 75

Press :

Mrs. Eva Alboort
Tel: +32 (0) 2 275 00 75

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4th Belgian M&A Survey by contrast

On 28 March contrast organized a closed event where the results of the fourth M&A Survey were presented to all participants. The fourth edition of the M&A Survey was based on 300 transactions with a total deal value of 14.7 billion euros and closed in the period 2012-2016.

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contrast appoints its fourth musketeer, Herlinde Burez.

contrast is pleased to announce that Herlinde Burez will strengthen its partnership. Herlinde has experience across the entire practice of contrast and in particular in business law, distribution law and competition law matters.

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New book on agreements between competitors : a competition-law minefield

This month, a book titled "Horizontal Agreements and Cartels in EU Competition Law" and focusing entirely on agreements and arrangements between competitors is being published by the prestigious Oxford University Press. These kinds of practices are viewed with suspicion in competition law. For the most serious violations, the so-called cartels, the fines can quickly rise into the tens and even hundreds of millions. Many Belgian companies too have already run afoul of the competition-law rules and been obliged to pay heavy fines.

The book is edited by Frank Wijckmans and Filip Tuytschaever, both of them partners in the specialised law firm contrast

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Data breaches: tips & tricks.

When a company appears in the news because of a GDPR violation, this is often due to a data breach. In addition to the commercial consequences and the risk of significant fines, such a data breach is therefore also particularly damaging to a company's reputation.

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What’s the latest on standard contractual clauses for international data transfers?

On 19 December 2019, Advocate General at the Court of Justice Saugmandsgaard Øe confirmed the validity of the standard contractual clauses for the international transfer of personal data ("the Schrems II case"). Following a complaint by privacy activist Max Schrems, the Advocate General issued his opinion. Schrems believes that the transfer of his personal data from Facebook Ireland to Facebook Inc.

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The use of (electronic) identity cards

(Electronic) identity cards are an easy means to identify people. However, their use is not without risk.

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The use of (electronic) identity cards.

(Electronic) identity cards are an easy means to identify people. However, their use is not without risk.

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