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Frank Wijckmans - FAROS Law Firm

"I have reached a stage in my career where I did not only have the pleasure of reading landmark cases, but of actually handling many of them. It is an absolute pleasure to put that expertise and experience to use for the benefit of our Faros clients. Doing so in the context of the dynamic Faros team of talented lawyers is all the more exciting."

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Frank Wijckmans


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Frank has more than 30 years of frontline experience in competition law matters. He handled cases before the Court of Justice, the European Commission and several national competition authorities (both within and outside the EU). Representative of his practice are landmark cases in the fields of price fixing and market sharing cartels, hub-and-spoke scenarios, predatory pricing, refusals to supply, information exchange, distribution, merger control and State aid. Frank is experienced in leniency and settlements and in proceedings before the European and national courts. He has handled private damages cases before national courts.

Frank is an assessor at the Belgian Competition Authority.

He is a professor at the Brussels School of Competition where he teaches the “Law and Economics of Vertical Restraints”. Frank served as an expert advisor to DG Competition in the context of the preparation of Regulation 2022/720 (block exemption on vertical agreements). His report was published on the DG Competition website.

Frank is a regular speaker at conferences across Europe and he has an extensive publication track record. His most well-known publication is presumably ‘Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law’ which he co-authored with Filip Tuytschaever and is published by Oxford University Press. A fourth edition of the book is being prepared. Frank co-authored also a practical handbook in Dutch summarizing EU and Belgian competition law and related proceedings. In addition, he edited and co-authored ‘Cartels and horizontal agreements in EU competition law’ which has also been published by Oxford University Press.

In addition to his competition law practice, Frank has extensive experience in arbitration. He has been designated arbitrator in several ICC, Cepani and ad hoc arbitrations. He has acted as an expert witness on competition matters in arbitration proceedings. He is teaching a workshop on arbitration and competition law at the Brussels School of Competition.

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