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Alexis Laes


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

Alexis Laes joined the Brussels Bar in 2010, and specialised within the law firm Olswang in new technology law, regulatory law as well as general EU law, both advising and litigating. By joining CMS in 2017, he continues to develop expertise in his key areas of focus.

Alexis principally deals with regulatory cases involving the national regulatory authorities in charge of electronic communications/telecommunications.

Alexis also deals with free movement cases, principally in the field of e-Commerce and sport.

Furthermore, Alexis regularly intervenes in gambling cases (off-line and on-line) where he counsels Belgian and foreign operators on the specifics of the Belgian legislation and its compatibility with EU law, and represents them before the Gaming Commission (including licence applications and sanctioning proceedings).

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2009 - 2010 – Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur (Advanced Master ICT in Law)
2004 - 2019 – Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB (Master in Law)

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04 July 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to on­line gambling law and reg­u­la­tion in Europe
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on gambling law and reg­u­la­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
12 December 2018
Bel­gi­um tight­ens le­gis­la­tion on on­line gambling ad­vert­ising: for bet­ter...
In Bel­gi­um, the on­line gambling sec­tor has ex­per­i­enced sig­ni­fic­ant growth over the last few years, des­pite the re­strict­ive policy put in place by the au­thor­it­ies. Ac­cord­ing to some com­ment­at­ors, this...
August 2018
Sum­mer of sports 2018
20 June 2018
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06 September 2017
European & Com­pet­i­tion Law
May 2017 News­let­ter