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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.

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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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Blow the whistle! New European protection for whistleblowers.

You are a CEO and one day a senior employee from the financial department asks to have a private talk with you. During the conversation, the employee explains that she has a strong suspicion that her manager is engaged in fraudulent activity. She has had this suspicion for some time now, but there was nowhere she could go with it.

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Can I measure the temperature of employees or customers?

Fever is one of the possible symptoms of infection with the COVID-19 virus. As part of the fight against the pandemic, companies may consider measuring the temperature of customers and employees, for example when entering their buildings.

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Covid-19’s impact on commercial contracts: Force majeure, not just a standard clause

You are the head of a major retail chain, with stores at unique locations throughout the European Union.

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Abuse of economic dependence: David’s new weapon against Goliath

Article IV.2/1 of the Code of Economic Law will be entering into effect on 1 December 2020 at the latest. This provision prohibits the « abuse of economic dependence ». Yes, you read that correctly, it is not a question of "abuse of a dominant position", but rather "abuse of economic dependence", a new form of so-called « relative » abuse between trading partners. 

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