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Kim Gillade


CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Languages Dutch, French, English, Spanish

Kim is specialized in European law, in particular competition law and free movement in the internal market.

Her experience includes both litigating and advising on cartels, abuse of dominance, state aid and she notifies merger at the competent national and European authorities. Kim also provides hands-on advice regarding commercial contracts, looking for pragmatic solutions with the client.
She regularly speaks at seminars and CMS client events, recent topics including dawn raids, joint tendering in public procurement markets, non-compete clauses and exchange of information with competitors.

Prior to joining the CMS competition law department in April 2016, Kim gained experience as a litigator in competition law and regulatory cases, focusing on the TMT sector.

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  • 2012 - College of Europe (LLM in European Law)
  • 2011 - Ghent University (Law degree)
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  • “Supersnel internet wordt een basisrecht, net zoals kraantjeswater”, Een analyse van de toepassing van de staatssteunregels op de uitrol van breedbandnetwerken in Vlaanderen, RDIR, 2017, nr. 2-3.
  • “To be selective or not to be selective? That is the question for tax measures under State aid rules”, with Annabelle Lepièce, Competition Law Insight, to be published in December 2016.
  • "Topic of the year – prohibtion on cartels: state of play under Belgian law",TBM/RCB 2014, nr. 3
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Oc­to­ber 2018 News­let­ter
No gun jump­ing in EY case says ECJ
The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled that Ernst & Young (“EY”) did not jump the gun in the takeover of KP­MG’s Dan­ish unit. In its May 31 rul­ing, the Court of Justice re­af­firmed an earli­er Opin­ion by Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al Nils Wahl, which could im­pact how “gun.
June 2018 News­let­ter
Qual­comm fined for ab­us­ing ex­clus­iv­ity re­bates
Qual­comm has been fined nearly EUR 1 bil­lion over an ex­clus­iv­ity agree­ment with Apple. Un­der a 2011 agree­ment, Apple com­mit­ted to ex­clus­ively sourcing LTE base­band chip­sets from Qual­comm for all Apple smart­phones and tab­lets un­til the end of 2016.
May 2018 News­let­ter
No gun jump­ing in Ernst & Young mer­ger case
In a rul­ing that threatens to im­pact the in­ter­pret­a­tion of “gun jump­ing” in EU mer­ger agree­ments, Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al (AG) Nils Wahl of the EU Court of Justice ruled on 18 Janu­ary 2018 that the Dan­ish com­pet­i­tion au­thor­ity was wrong in its over­sight of a mer­ger.
Janu­ary 2018 News­let­ter
Arco guar­an­tee con­sti­tutes un­law­ful State aid and is in­com­pat­ible...
The Court of Justice of the European Uni­on qual­i­fies the Arco-guar­an­tee as un­law­ful and in­com­pat­ible State aid. The judg­ment was rendered in re­sponse to the ques­tions re­ferred to it by the Bel­gian Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court.
European & Com­pet­i­tion Law
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