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Matthieu van Lierde


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

Matthieu van Lierde is an Associate in the EU & Competition Group.

He joined the Brussels Bar in 2012, and specialised within the law firm Olswang in EU and Belgian competition law, new technology law (especially electronic communications/telecommunications 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.

Matthieu deals with competition cases (principally regarding the issue of abuse of dominant position), competition damage claims and regulatory files involving the national regulatory authorities in charge of telecommunications, and the operators active in Belgium. He also advises foreign operators, both on European electronic communications law and on the specifics of the Belgian law.

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  • 2012 - Bar admission (Brussels,Belgium)
  • 2011 - King's College of London, KCL - United Kingdom (LL.M. in European Law and International Trade Law)
  • 2009 - University of Louvain, UCLouvain (Master of Laws)
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European & Competition Law
Our team is led by Annabelle Lepièce and Dirk Van Liedekerke. Romain Alderweireldt, Joëlle Froidmont, Alexis Laes, Matthieu van Lierde, Nawal Bouz­in­ab-Chuit­ar, Nissim Picard, Mateusz Rys, Marie Vandenneucker...