Carmen advises a wide range of domestic and multinational clients on all aspects of Belgian and EU competition law. She also assists various multinational clients in the setting-up of compliance programs and trainings. In merger control cases, Carmen assists clients in obtaining merger control clearance from the Belgian Competition Authorities and the European Commission and in the coordination of merger filings in numerous other countries.
Carmen has also developed a solid experience in providing advice on a broad range of commercial issues and more specifically in contract law. She advises clients on the most complex contractual matters and the drafting of all types of commercial agreement, such as sale, distribution, agency, franchising, joint venture, commercial cooperation, R&D, joint production agreements, technology transfer or non-disclosure agreements.
Maître de Conférences at the University of Liège lecturing on Belgian Competition law in the LL.M. programme in European Competition and IP law; Vice President of Association pour l'Etude du Droit de la Concurrence (AEDC); Booard member of Ligue International du Droit de la Concurrence (LIDC); Member of the legal committee of the Belgian Franchising Association (BFF); Author of various articles and regular speaker at seminars on competition law.
Education(University of Leuven (Lic. Jur., magna cum laude 1995); University of Bayreuth, Germany (Erasmus Exchange Programme, 1994); University of Bristol, UK (LL.M. in European Law, 1996)
Areas of Practice
Agency and Distributorship | Agency Law | Antitrust and Unfair Competition | Commercial Law | Competition | Contract Law | Distributorship Law | Franchising | Joint Ventures | Licensing | Sports and Recreation | Unfair Competition
Professional AssociationsVice President of Association pour l'Etude du Droit de la Concurrence (AEDC);
Booard member of Ligue International du Droit de la Concurrence (LIDC);
Member of the legal committee of the Belgian Franchising Association (BFF);
Member of the Women's Competition Network (WCN)
Author of three-monthly publications on Belgian competition law in "Developments in National Competition Law" published in Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt, Düsseldorf (2001-2011);
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