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Kim Gillade

Associate
Lawyer

CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Belgium
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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Education

  • 2012 - College of Europe (LLM in European Law)
  • 2011 - Ghent University (Law degree)
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Publications

  • “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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11/04/2019
CMS Bel­gi­um as­sisted Trans­port Fer­rovi­aire Hold­ing...
21 Aug 19
New European Study on the en­force­ment of State aid rules and de­cisions...
The European Com­mis­sion ordered a study on the en­force­ment of State aid rules and de­cisions by na­tion­al courts, which has now been pub­lished. A sim­il­ar study was un­der­taken in 2006, and up­dated in 2009....
26/10/2018
Oc­to­ber 2018 News­let­ter
02 Aug 19
Con­sulta­tion on EC Com­mu­nic­a­tion on the pro­tec­tion of con­fid­en­tial...
Na­tion­al courts are in­creas­ingly deal­ing with com­pet­i­tion law pro­ceed­ings brought by con­sumers and com­pet­it­ors, so-called private en­force­ment pro­ceed­ings. Un­like com­pet­i­tion au­thor­it­ies, these private...
22/06/2018
June 2018 News­let­ter
21 May 19
Bel­gian com­pet­i­tion au­thor­ity raids re­tail chains
It was a blue Monday for a hand full of Bel­gian re­tail­ers on 20 May 2019 when the Bel­gian com­pet­i­tion au­thor­ity (BCA) con­duc­ted dawn raids on un­der­tak­ings act­ive in the re­tail dis­tri­bu­tion sec­tor, which...
24/05/2018
May 2018 News­let­ter
22 Oct 19
We­bin­ar - Com­pet­i­tion law and em­ploy­ment law’s in­ter­ac­tions...
05 Apr 19
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes re­port on com­pet­i­tion policy for the...
In­vest­ig­a­tions of ma­jor tech com­pan­ies have fuelled the de­bate re­gard­ing the fit­ness of com­pet­i­tion rules to ad­dress ques­tions about the di­git­al eco­nomy. On 4 April 2019, a spe­cial re­port on com­pet­i­tion...