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Loïc de Hults

Senior Associate

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

Loïc specialises in commercial law. He focuses on Belgian and international procurement, supply, and distribution agreements. His has a wealth of knowledge and experience in retail distribution, retail chain operations, and contracts. This enables him to skillfully advise, negotiate, and perform drafting work for companies of all sizes ranging from FMCGs to major industrial players.

With his area of specialization in all types of retail matters, clients also seek Loïc for advice on product liability (e.g., product recall, damage claims) and unfair trading practices in both B2B and B2C contexts.

Loïc is also an experienced litigator who defends clients in court and arbitration proceedings.

He is fluent in French, Dutch and English.

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Relevant experience

  • Assisting companies with the implementation of exclusive and selective distribution systems or commercial agency agreements
  • Advising suppliers of FMCGs on all legal issues related to the distribution of their products (commercial negotiations with resellers and distributors, sales promotions, price increases, delisting, etc.)
  • Advising and assisting companies in case of breach or termination of commercial agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating toll manufacturing agreements and EPC contracts
  • Assisting and advising manufacturers in relation to product liability claims


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