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Frank Wijckmans

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Competition & EU Law


Frank Wijckmans is a partner of contrast. He is active in the fields of EU and competition law and Belgian business law. Frank is an experienced negotiator, litigator and arbitrator. He is a regular speaker at conferences. He has an extensive publication record in competition and distribution law. Co-author of 'Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law' (3rd ed. OUP 2018); co-editor of 'Horizontal Agreements and Cartels in EU Competition Law' (OUP 2015).


Since 2006: contrast. Before 2006: VWEW (partner); Van Bael & Bellis.


Dutch, French and English.


Professor at the Brussels School of Competition; member of the Brussels Bar.


University of Virginia (LL.M.); University of Antwerp (Lic. Jur.).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Fast and approachable’, contrast’s team is co-led by Frank Wijckmans, senior counsel Luc Demeyere and the ‘practical and knowledgeableFilip Tuytschaever. Highlights included representing the EC in a case brought by Icelandic association Education and Training Service Center concerning the termination of a subsidy agreement. The team also has a strong reputation for competition litigation.

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Belgium: Competition

Belgian law

Within: Leading individuals

Frank Wijckmans - contrast

Within: Belgian law

contrast’s ‘outstanding’ team ‘makes every client feel like its only client’. Individuals singled out in the ‘fast, practical and approachable’ team include ‘classy litigatorFrank Wijckmans and Filip Tuytschaever, who provides ‘pragmatic and business-savvy’ advice. Highlights included advising Cebeo on the merger review aspects of its acquisition of Cheyns. The firm also excels in behavioural and state aid matters. Associate Anouk Focquetinstils trust’.

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EU and global

Within: EU and global

Lawyers at contrast are ‘always focused on the subject at hand’ and deliver ‘swift and accurate work’. The ‘pragmaticFilip Tuytschaever and associate Karolien Francken successfully defended Panini in an IP-related abuse of dominance complaint. Contentious work is a sweet spot and litigator Frank Wijckmans is highly regarded.

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