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Luc Machtelinckx

Senior Counsel

lmachtelinckx@crowell.com
Phone: +32.2.214.2822
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels B - 1000
Belgium

Luc Machtelinckx is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Brussels Office and a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Group. Luc has 35 years’ experience as in-house counsel and as a member of different management boards. His focus has largely been on competition law aspects of company business (such as might arise in agreements, joint ventures, and complaints), but his broad experience in the role of General Counsel has included advising on all the legal and strategic aspects of M&A, negotiating national and international contracts, managing disputes and litigation, managing IP rights, handling general corporate and labor law matters, and PA activities. Luc has also acted as company Compliance Officer with regard to antitrust guidelines and the coordination of internal audits and as Chairman of the Works Council.

Luc has particular experience in the technology, media, telecommunications, oil, and chemical sectors, and he is familiar with the challenges posed by a strictly regulated environment (including specific challenges for listed companies). He has broad experience in M&A and negotiation in all these sectors. He was closely involved in the follow up of the cable regulation in Belgium and has handled a significant number of disputes with competitors covering many different issues (including misleading and aggressive or comparative advertising, restrictive practices, dominance). Luc has also coordinated the auction of content rights and handled other copyright matters. He has had regular contact with politicians, regulators, and the Belgian and European competition authorities.

Prior to joining the firm, Luc worked together with Crowell & Moring for 20 years as a client. His understanding of the client’s point of view brings added value both to the firm and its clients.

Education

  • University of Antwerp, LL.M., summa cum laude

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court

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