Thierry BONTINCK, Avocat associé - DALDEWOLF

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Thierry Bontinck is a member of the Brussels Bar (1996) and the Paris Bar, European list (2013). He is a partner at DALDEWOLF. He co-heads the European Law and Competition team. He also deals with commercial distribution cases, both contentious and non-contentious.

Thierry has a recognised practice in the areas of freedom to provide services, freedom of establishment, European contract law and common foreign and security policy, particularly restrictive measures. He is a sought-after expert in the law of regulated professions, defending various professional orders or associations in France and Belgium before the European Commission as well as before the European and national courts. Thierry is also active in the field of distribution law and market practices. These different fields of professional activities lead him to plead regularly before national and European Union courts.

MAIN AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • European Union law, freedom to provide services, freedom of establishment, common foreign and security policy,
  • European and international civil service
  • Contracts
  • Law of regulated professions
  • Disciplinary Law
  • Competition, Procedural Aspects of Private Enforcement
  • Distribution Law and Market Practices

ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of the Belgian delegation of the Council of European Bars (CCBE)
  • Director of the European Bar Institute (Brussels – Luxembourg – Strasbourg)
  • Member of the Bureau of the Institute of Human Rights of European Lawyers
  • Professor of ethics and European Union law at the Brussels Bar Training School
  • Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Court of Appeal of the Brussels Bar
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal des tribunaux
  • Secretary of the Council of the Brussels Bar Association (2007-2010),
  • President of the Brussels Young Bar Conference (September 2006 – June 2007)

EDUCATION

  • Master in European Union law, College of Europe – Bruges (1995)
  • Law Degree, UCL (1994)

RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS

Articles

  • The Offici@l : Electronic newsletter with legal news from the European and international civil service (EN/FR), with A. Guillerme, monthly publication
  • « Commentaire de l’arrêt Commission c. France : le refus injustifié de poser une question préjudicielle est constitutif de manquements », with M. Forgeois, in Journal de Droit européen, 2019, p. 162
  • « Competition litigation 2019, Belgian Chapter », in International Comparative Legal Guides, with P. Goffinet and L. Bersou, Sept. 2019
  • « Le moine et l’avocat, note sous CJUE, 7 juin 2019, Monachos, affaire C-431-17 », in Journal des tribunaux, 2020
  • « Janssen Cilag SAS c. France : le faible encadrement des « perquisitions concurrence » par la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme », with A. Guillerme, in Journal de Droit européen, 2017
  • « Le régime disciplinaire de la fonction publique européenne : un modèle à suivre ? », in Actualité du droit disciplinaire, with A. Guillerme, CUP, Larcier, Sept. 2016, p. 47
  • « La liberté d’expression de l’avocat », in Journal des tribunaux, 2016, p. 361

Conferences and seminars

  • Nov. 2019: “Protection of trade secrets in light of the freedom of expression and information”, UIA, Congrès Luxembourg
  • August 2019 : « Les droits fondamentaux devant les juridictions nationales », Universités d’été d’AVOCATS.BE
  • May 2019 : « Focus sur le non-renouvellement et la résiliation du contrat de l’agent dans la fonction publique européenne », in The Offici@l’s Day
  • Nov. 2018 : « Quel avenir pour les professions réglementées en Belgique. Concurrence et contrôle de proportionnalité », Brussels School of Competition, AEDC
  • Oct. 2018 : « Techniques préjudicielles et recherches jurisprudentielles », Brussels IDEB – Institut d’études européennes (ULB), Institut d’études européennes (Saint-Louis)
  • Oct. 2016 : « Le secret professionnel de l’avocat dans la jurisprudence de la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne », Court of Justice, Federation of European Bars and Law Societies, the lawyer in dialogue with the Court of Justice
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