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Lauren Rasking

Senior Associate

Brussels

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Lauren Rasking

Senior Associate

Brussels

Lauren has extensive experience in advising clients on a wide range of contentious matters, both on local and on multi-jurisdictional cases. She focusses on antitrust litigation, commercial litigation and (domestic and international) arbitration and has also built up a broad experience with commercial contracts, including services agreements and distribution related matters (franchising, commercial agency, concessions).

She has a special interest in private enforcement, and has been advising a major commodity trader on a stand-alone private damages claim against another market player on the basis of the latter’s anti-competitive behaviour.

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Publications: 21 June 2022

How subsidiaries are impacted by competition law infringements of their parent companies

On 6 October 2021, the Court of Justice handed down its judgment in the Sumal case, marking yet another important development in private enforcement law: ‘innocent’ subsidiaries can no longer escape…

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Publications: 11 May 2022

Podcast: Evolution of the in-house legal function in Belgium

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Publications: 24 February 2021

Why investors should care about their portfolio companies infringing competition law

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Publications: 17 December 2020

European Commission positive about implementation of Damages Directive

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Office

Brussels

Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Tervurenlaan 268A avenue de Tervueren
Brussels
1150

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the Brussels bar (Belgium), 2019 - present

Admitted to the Antwerp bar (Belgium), 2011 - 2019


Academic

LLM, University of Chicago Law School (Fellowship Fulbright), 2011; LLM representative in the board of the International Law Society at the University of Chicago Law school

Master’s degree, Catholic University of Louvain (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), 2010, magna cum laude; Jessup International Moot Court

Erasmus exchange program, Université de Montpellier, 2009, magna cum laude

Bachelor’s degree, Catholic University of Louvain (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), 2008, cum laude

Pro-bono experience

  • Head pro deo desk
  • Pro bono: SOS Children’s Villages point of contact within Allen & Overy Belgium
  • Member of the Project Management Office (PMO) roll-out team for Belgium
  • Member of the LegalTech team for A&O Belgium

Published work

  • Eyskens, W., Rasking, L., "Brussels court sets aside investment treaty award for wrongfully finding Poland breached its FET obligation through Denial of Justice", Kluwer Arbitration Blog, April 2022
  • Rasking, L., Maes, E., "The burden of family relations: how the subsidiary is held liable for competition law infringements of its parent company" in Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht, February 2022
  • Rasking, L., "Civielrechtelijke toerekening van mededingingsinbreuken aan een moedervennootschap: de kortste weg naar aansprakelijkheid" in Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht, July 2021
  • Rasking, L., Why investors should care about their portfolio companies infringing competition law, A&O client bulletin, February 2021
  • Rasking, L., European Commission positive about implementation of Damages Directive, A&O client bulletin, December 2020
  • Schoors, T., Rasking, L., Private antitrust litigation before Belgian courts: Gradual increase in follow-on damages actions, Chambers Global Practice Guide: Antitrust Litigation, October 2020
  • Eyskens, W., Rasking, L., “Third party funding in arbitration: Belgian state of play in a comparative perspective” in Liber Amicorum Cepani 1969-2019, Kluwer, 2019
  • Schoors, T., Rasking, L., “European Commission publishes guidelines to help national courts estimate share of overcharge passed on in private damages actions - impact on Belgian case law?”, Allen & Overy eAlert, July 2019
  • Schoors, T., Rasking, L., “Private antitrust litigation on the rise in Belgium”, Allen & Overy eAlert, September 2018
  • Schoors, T., Rasking, L., “Belgian Private Damages Claims for Anti-Competitive Behaviour: Constitutional Court decides on Starting Point of Limitation Period”, Allen & Overy eAlert, March 2016
  • Arts, D., Eyskens, W., Schoors, T. and Rasking, L., “Private Enforcement – a phenomenon on the rise”, Allen & Overy client seminar, Brussels, September 2014
  • Schoors, T., Rasking, L., “Legt de algemene toepassing van de Wet Productaansprakelijkheid de aansprakelijkheidsbeperking van netbeheerders aan banden?”, MER 2014, ed. 2, 133-139 [“Does the general application of the Law on Product Liability restrain the limitation of liability of the grid operator”]
  • Schoors T., Rasking L., “Changes to Belgian law on late payment in commercial transactions to enhance protection of creditors”, Allen & Overy eAlert, November 2013
  • Schoors, T., Pacquée, D., Rasking, L., “Aansprakelijkheid van beheerders van elektriciteits- en gasdistributienetten”, in X., Jaarboek Energierecht 2011, 147-180 [“Liability of the operators of electricity and gas distribution networks”]