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Stibbe

CENTRAL PLAZA, LOKSUMSTRAAT 25/ RUE DE LOXUM 25, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 533 52 11
Fax:
Fax +32 2 533 52 12
DX:
36 BAB
Email:
Web:
www.stibbe.com
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Peter Wytinck

Tel:
Work +32 2 533 52 38
Email:
Stibbe

Work Department

EU, Competition & Regulated Markets.

Position

Partner.

Career

Peter Wytinck concentrates mainly on European law, Belgian and EU competition law, market practices (including product labelling and product regulations), trademark law and commercial litigation.
With regard to European law, Peter Wytinck defends clients before the Court of Justice, the Court of First Instance, the European Commission (including the Merger Task Force), the Belgian national courts and administrative authorities (regarding a.o. the free movement of goods, services and capital, mergers, cartel arrangements, state aid, trademark law, EU contract litigation, and various EU Directives and Regulations).
He frequently advises on Belgian competition law issues and assists clients in the structuring of takeovers, joint ventures and contracts. He represents clients in the notification of contracts and concentrations, and in complaints and procedures before the Conseil de la concurrence (Belgian Competition Council) and Belgian courts and tribunals.
Peter Wytinck has extensive experience in advising on problems concerning market practices (labelling, (comparative) advertising, joint offers, price reduction announcements, sales, unfair competition, etc.) and regularly pleads on these matters before the Belgian courts. His work on trademark matters mainly concerns litigation over areas of confusion and parallel imports before national and international courts (Benelux Court of Justice and Court of Justice).

Languages

Dutch, French, English.

Member

Peter is board member of the Belgian association for competition law.                                  

Education

Peter graduated in law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (1987) and holds a master of Laws (LL.M.) at the University of Exeter (1988).


Belgium

Competition: Belgian law

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Wytinck - Stibbe

Within: Competition: Belgian law

Stibbe's standing in the Belgian competition market has enabled it to win work from new clients such as the Royal Belgian football association, D'Ieteren and MAN. Its team is led by Peter Wytinck, who is one of the leading names in the Belgian market for competition-related damages claims, and also has a stellar reputation in dawn raids and investigations. Senior associate Delphine Gillet is another key figure in the competition group, which is able to draw upon the expertise of practitioners in ancillary areas (such as administrative law, litigation and tax law) in highly complex cases. Wytinck, counsel Tom Ruys and members of the public law practice are representing Port of Antwerp in various proceedings arising from its decision to grant a reduction on the compensation owed by PSA and Antwerp Gateway for not meeting minimum tonnage requirements. Wytinck and Ruys are also acting for the Belgian Travel Organisation and Thomas Cook in two separate travel sector cartel investigations. In recent developments, Hendrik Viaene moved to Laga, while Bram Hoorelbeke departed for Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL.

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Competition: EU and global

Within: Competition: EU and global

Stibbe marries a first-rate Belgian competition law offering with strengths in EU-level matters, such as state aid complaints, cartel investigations and public procurement matters. Team head Peter Wytinck is particularly experienced in representing EU institutions in court litigation before the Court of Justice. Wytinck also excels in representing private companies, and is leading a cross-departmental team that is acting for the Port of Antwerp in court proceedings arising from the EC's investigation into aid allegedly being illegally granted to two container terminal operators. Other clients include Thomas Cook, MAN and Infrax. Senior associate Delphine Gillet is also recommended. Hendrik Viaene joined Laga in September 2018.

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