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CHAUSSÉE DE LA HULPE 178, 1170 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 743 69 00
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Fax +32 2 743 69 01
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24 BAB
Web:
www.cms-law
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Marie Canivet

Tel:
Work +32 2 743 69 16
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CMS

Work Department

Commercial Law, Distribution and Franchise Law, Dispute Resolution

Position

Marie has over 13 years experience across distribution law, distribution networks and retail business in general. She has extensive knowledge of the franchising business, having assisted a large number of companies to elaborate and develop their concept and their franchising network in Belgium as well as abroad. She assists a large number of foreign franchisors to adapt their working methods to the Belgian market as well as continuing the development of their network in Belgium. Concerned by a global approach, she covers all the legal domains related to the retail sector, such as commercial lease contracts, transfers of business, distribution contracts (franchise, exclusive distributorship, agency), trade practices (publicity, commercial promotions, brands), antitrust and intellectual property issues. She gives commercial advice and handles cases in front of the Belgian Courts and arbitral Tribunals on a daily basis. She also developed a strong expertise in negotiating and drafting contracts. Marie acts also as arbitrator in her areas of practice.

Career

Marie is a counsel at CMS DeBacker.

Languages

French, English, Dutch

Member

Member of the Belgian Federation Association (Fédération Belge de la Franchise) Member of the Cepani 40 (member of the steering committee)

Education

University of Louvain, UCL (Law Degree, 2000)


Belgium

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Among CMS’ recent caseload, counsel Marie Canivet successfully represented Medicare-Market in a case brought by Ordre des Pharmaciens, the Association Pharmaceutique Belge and several pharmacies challenging its economic model. IP specialist Renaud Dupont heads the department.

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CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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