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Eubelius

LOUIZALAAN 99, AVENUE LOUISE, 1050 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 543 3100
Fax:
Fax +32 2 543 3101
DX:
89 BAB
Email:
Web:
www.eubelius.com
Antwerp, Brussels, Kortrijk

Jan Bocken

Tel:
Work +32 2 543 31 41
Email:
Eubelius

Work Department

Competition, Commercial law, consumer law and liabiilty, dispute resolution and litigation, public-private partnership

Position

Partner

Career

Admitted to Brussels Bar in 2002

Languages

Dutch, English and French

Education

University of Ghent, Belgium, faculty of law, law degree, 1997/University of Lund, Sweden, LL.M. in European law, 1998


Belgium

Competition: Belgian law

Within: Competition: Belgian law

Eubelius' team is 'keen to understand the business and the industry it is operating in'. It handles the entire ambit of Belgian competition law for clients in regulated sectors, such as postal services, rail transport, telecoms and broadcasting. It also demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of competition issues impacting the financial services sector, where its work spans areas such as payment systems, custody, clearing and settlement. The group, which is led by Hans Gilliams, is also active in the food sector. In the state aid sphere, Gilliams, Jan Bocken and Leen Goossens have been representing 13 companies at the EU General Court in an appeal of the European Commission's decision in 2016 on Belgian 'excess profit rulings'. In the travel sector, Gilliams and Goossens represented TUI at the Belgian Supreme Court in a case concerning the legality of the Belgium Competition Authority conducting investigative searches without obtaining a prior judicial warrant. On the transactional side, Bocken advised Antwerp Port Authority on the competition law aspects of its acquisition of Nationale Maatschappijder Pijpleidingen from its shareholders Ackermans & van Haaren and Electrabel. Stijn Goovaerts is also recommended.

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