Practice areas

Regulatory, Compliance & Competition Law

Our work comprises the consultation and legal accompaniment in commercial matters of any nature, including trade, distribution, competition law as well as antitrust and merger control in a broad range of industrial sectors.

 

We also advise on the commercial related risk management in helping our clients to understand the regulatory impacts on their businesses by safeguarding the compliance with regulatory requirements, including financial services regulation.

 

Our competition team specializes in national and EU competition law and related regulatory work, advising clients on merger clearance from the national and other competition authorities, including regulatory offences and crimes.

 

Our lawyers also have broad experience in the field of intellectual property, including brands and handle transactions, patents, copyright, design, data protection and privacy, franchising and licensing. Our trade mark related work includes not only disputes, but also preventive consultation in terms of advertising and marketing strategies, trade mark filings both national and EU wide, oppositions and domain name disputes.

 

We advise both national enterprises operating in EU or world markets, and overseas organizations wanting to protect their interests in the national or European market.

 

Our lawyers’ expert knowledge of the legal regulatory environment framing your business, combined with a pro-active and business-minded approach to your enterprise’s needs, allows us to deliver solutions that maximize the achievement of your business goals while minimizing your risks.

 

In an increasingly global and regulated business environment, both on a governance and operational level, it is imperative for your Board of Directors, your senior and your executive management to stay informed of any regulatory changes to your product or service and to comply with these. Our senior lawyers have a proven track record of interacting with Boards and senior management to get alignment across the business and commitment to required actions for a successful compliance.

 

We deal on a daily basis with both European and domestic competition law. Whether dealing with distribution structures, market access or exclusivity arrangements, our lawyers make sure that your contracts are compliant with domestic and European competition law and that all formalities are properly dealt with. When our clients are confronted with competitors engaging in unfair competition or trade practices, they can rely on our team’s experience in this field to obtain court injunctions ordering the immediate cease and desist of such actions.

Partners specialised in Regulatory, Compliance & Competition Law

Kristof De Creus

Kristof De Creus

Partner

Michael Olislaegers

Michael Olislaegers

Partner

Dr. Hanno Marquardt

Dr. Hanno Marquardt

Partner

Dr. Claus Recktenwald

Dr. Claus Recktenwald

Partner

Dr. Carsten Veenker

Dr. Carsten Veenker

Partner

Maarten Vanderhaeghe

Maarten Vanderhaeghe

Counsel

Werner Vanderhaeghe

Werner Vanderhaeghe

Partner

Leonie Wortberg

Leonie Wortberg

Associate

Dr. Michael Wüllrich

Dr. Michael Wüllrich

Partner