Beatrijs Gielen

Beatrijs Gielen

Commercial & Competition

Dutch, French and English

Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2008

Admitted to the New York Bar: 2010

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 also represents clients in antitrust cases before the Belgian and European competition authorities and courts. Beatrijs assists clients in the setting-up of compliance programmes and training. In merger control cases, Beatrijs 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 and commercial matters.

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

Beatrijs has a Master of Laws from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. She also gained an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Since 2010, Beatrijs has also been admitted at the New York Bar.

Selection of publications

"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).

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