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Loïc de Hults

Senior Associate
Lawyer

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

Loïc specialises in commercial law, and more specifically on matters of distribution law, intellectual property (with a focus on trademarks and copyright), unfair competition cases, advertising and other forms of commercial promotion.

He has more than 10 years experience in assisting distribution networks in negotiating and drafting their commercial contracts and in settling their disputes before the Belgian Courts and Arbitral Tribunals. He has developed a significant expertise in the automotive sector and retail business in general.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising several companies in unfair competition disputes
  • Providing assistance to companies regarding the drafting and negotiating of distribution contracts
  • Advising and assisting companies in litigation regarding the termination of distribution agreements
  • Advising and assisting companies on trademark infringement matters
  • Assisting a digital publisher with copyright-related issues
  • Assisting car manufacturers/importers in relation to product liability claims
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Education

  • 2005 - University of Louvain, UCL (Law Degree)
  • 2006 - University of Leuven, KUL (Master in Business Economics)
  • 2007 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
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Publications

  • « La commission affiliation », Larcier in Retail, Aperçu Juridique - Tribute to André Lombart, Brussels, 2014
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31/01/2018
Janu­ary 2018 News­let­ter
01 November 2015
CMS Ex­pert Guide to war­ranty law in sup­ply con­tracts
The fol­low­ing CMS Guide on War­ranties in Sup­ply Con­tracts il­lus­trates the leg­al con­di­tions for sup­ply agree­ments in sev­er­al European coun­tries.
25 June 2019
New European Dir­ect­ive on un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in the food sup­ply chain
European Dir­ect­ive 2019/633 on un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in B2B re­la­tion­ships in the ag­ri­cul­tur­al and food sup­ply chain has been pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Journ­al of the European Uni­on. This Dir­ect­ive...
30/06/2015
June 2015 News­let­ter
03 April 2019
New Bel­gian rules against ab­use of eco­nom­ic de­pend­ence - changes in B2B...
B2B re­la­tion­ships, par­tic­u­larly in the re­tail sec­tor, are of­ten char­ac­ter­ised by an im­bal­ance of eco­nom­ic, and thus ne­go­ti­at­ing, power between the con­tract­ing parties. This eco­nom­ic im­bal­ance al­lows one...
25 January 2018
European Com­mis­sion as­sesses ad­equacy of Gen­er­al Food Law in food and feed...
In an eval­u­ation of the EU le­gis­lat­ive frame­work for the 2002 Gen­er­al Food Law Reg­u­la­tion (GFLR), the European Com­mis­sion has found that this frame­work ap­pears to ad­dress most cur­rent trends, such as...