Meet Beatrijs Gielen

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Beatrijs advises domestic and multinational clients in a wide range of sectors about all aspects of Belgian and EU competition law, including cartel cases, distribution networks, abuse(s) of dominance, and State aid matters. She represents clients in antitrust cases before the Belgian and European competition authorities and courts. Beatrijs has experience regarding damages actions for competition law infringements.

Beatrijs further assists clients in the setting-up of compliance programmes and training. In merger control cases, she assists clients in obtaining merger control clearance from the Belgian Competition Authority and the European Commission and in the coordination of merger filings in numerous other countries. Beatrijs also advises clients regarding market practices and consumer law, including the drafting and reviewing of contractual clauses and commercial deals.

She advises clients in a wide range of sectors, with a particular interest in the life and health sector.

Beatrijs is a member of the Harvard Club of Belgium and various Belgian organisations, such as Etion and VSMR (the Association for the Study of Competition Law).

Since 2010, Beatrijs has also been admitted at the New York Bar.

  • LL.M. (Harvard Law School)
  • Master of Laws (KU Leuven – KUL)
  • Beatrijs is fluent in Dutch, French and English
Selection of publications
  • “Wanneer lobbypraktijken restrictieve praktijken worden – Noot onder Hof van Beroep Brussel, 30 juni 2016, Holcim e.a. tegen Belgische Mededingingsautoriteit”, TBM / RCB 2017/2
  • “Het Belgacom-arrest van het Hof van Cassatie – Een brug tussen de oude en de nieuwe Belgische mededingingswetgeving op het vlak van volle rechtsmacht”, TBM / RCB 2014/3, 241
  • “Het finale Honda-arrest van Cassatie: volle rechtsmacht, hervormingsbevoegdheid en marginale rechterlijke toetsing – Noot onder Hof van Cassatie 3 juni 2011”, TBM / RCB 2012/1, 19. (with D. Gerard)
  • “Damages Actions in Belgium for Competition Law Violation”, in Liber Amicorum Hubert Bocken, die Keure, 2009, 131. (with D. Vandermeersch)
What our clients say about us

“We worked with Carmen Verdonck and Beatrijs Gielen. Both very professional, very knowledgable, very responsive and to the point.” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

Beatrijs Gielen is extremely clever.” – Legal 500, 2020