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Van Bael & Bellis

GLAVERBEL BUILDING, CHAUSSÉE DE LA HULPE, 166 TERHULPSESTEENWEG, 1170 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 647 73 50
Fax:
Fax +32 2 640 64 99
Email:
Web:
www.vbb.com
Brussels, Geneva

Martin Favart

Tel:
Work +32 2 647 73 50
Email:
Van Bael & Bellis

Work Department

Competition, Corporate and commercial

Position

Partner Martin’s practice focuses on competition law and Belgian business law. Martin’s expertise focuses on dominant market positions and cartels. He represents international clients before the European Commission, the EU Courts and in national competition law proceedings. Martin’s practice covers a wide range of sectors, including basic industries, food and drink, automobiles, building materials, chemicals, electronics, as well as information and communications technology. Martin also represents companies in EU and Belgian merger clearance proceedings as notifying parties or interested third parties. In the field of Belgian Business Law, Martin handles both advisory files and litigation cases in a wide range of commercial matters with a particular focus on contracts, distribution, unfair market practices, marketing and corporate. He regularly lectures and writes on competition and Belgian business law issues.

Career

Martin Favart joined Van Bael & Bellis as an associate in 1997 and became a partner in 2006. In 2001/2002, he was seconded as in-house counsel to the Brussels-based subsidiary of a worldwide bottler and distributor of soft drinks. Martin Favart is a part-time assessor (panel member) of the decision-making body of the Belgian Competition Authority.

Languages

Martin Favart speaks English, French, Dutch and Spanish.

Member

Member of the Brussels Bar

Education

University of Oxford, United Kingdom – M. Jur., 1997 University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium – Lic. Jur., 1996 University Faculties Saint-Louis (FUSL), Belgium – Cand. Jur., 1993


Belgium

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Responsive, knowledgeable and accurateVan Bael & Bellis is ‘an excellent collaborator’. The life sciences, competition, IP and arbitration areas are particular sweet spots under the leadership of Catherine Longeval, who provides ‘on-point advice irrespective of the complexity of the case’. Martin Favart is also recommended and represented Ce.m.o.n. in arbitration proceedings arising from its termination of distribution and production agreements with Unda.

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Belgium: Competition

Belgian law

Within: Belgian law

At Van Bael & Bellis, Peter L’Ecluse has a strong profile for cases before the Belgian competition authorities, particularly in the telecoms, life sciences, energy and consumer goods sectors. Martin Favart and Johan Van Acker are also recommended. Clients include Coca-Cola Enterprises, Honda and Nike.

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