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Emmelie Wijckmans - FAROS Law Firm

"Embarking on this new adventure with Faros, I am more than ever committed to strive for excellence, and to provide our Faros clients top-quality, yet pragmatic support. I am convinced that the Faros team, housing specialists in all areas of competition law and decades of experience, is a top-notch partner for all competition law matters."

- Emmelie Wijckmans -

Emmelie Wijckmans


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Emmelie’s practice focuses on European and Belgian competition law. Her day-to-day work includes handling competition law matters before the European Commission and the Belgian Competition Authority, as well as advisory work for a wide range of businesses. She regularly represents clients in court proceedings on competition law, both at the EU and the Belgian level. Emmelie focuses specifically on abuse of dominance matters, and horizontal agreements and cartels. Her experience extends to merger control and distribution agreements in which areas she frequently assists clients.

Emmelie is a trainer within the compliance team of Faros. In this context, she develops tailor-made competition law compliance trainings for Belgian and international businesses.

In addition to her competition law practice, Emmelie advises clients on general business law matters, and practices general litigation, with a particular focus on arbitration. Emmelie has particular expertise in the retail sector, as well as in media, IT and pharma.

Emmelie regularly publishes in the field of competition law. One of her latest publications is a practical handbook (377 p.) on Belgian competition law in the “Bos door de bomen” series of which she is a co-author.

Emmelie is a qualified lawyer in Belgium. Her Belgian alma mater is the University of Antwerp, where she obtained a Bachelor and Master in law degree. She also obtained an LL.M. from the wonderful University of Virginia (USA). Emmelie started her legal career at the Washington DC office of Crowell & Moring, after which she moved to its Brussels office. In 2018, she joined contrast. Emmelie is a proud co-founder of Faros.

Emmelie is a member of the Brussels bar. She speaks Dutch, English and French.

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