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Lauren Rasking

Senior Associate

Antwerp

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Lauren Rasking

Senior Associate

Antwerp

Lauren specialises in commercial litigation (including 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.

News & insights

Key Regulatory Topics

Publications: 23 JULY 2019

European Commission publishes guidelines to estimate passing-on in private damages actions: summary and Belgian view

The EC published guidelines for national courts to estimate the share of overcharge that is passed on.  These non-binding guidelines explain the factors impacting the existence and magnitude of passing-on effects and methods to quantify such effects.

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Publications: 22 JULY 2019

European Commission publishes guidelines to help national courts estimate share of overcharge passed on in private damages actions - impact on Belgian case law?

The EC published guidelines for national courts to estimate the share of overcharge that is passed on.  These non-binding guidelines explain the factors impacting the existence and magnitude of passing-on effects and methods to quantify such effects. 

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Publications: 27 SEPTEMBER 2018

Private antitrust litigation on the rise in Belgium

Although recent legislative changes have not removed all obstacles, more claimants are bringing private enforcement actions before the Belgian courts. In particular, the number of follow-on actions for cartel infringements is steadily increasing. 

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Office

Antwerp

Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Uitbreidingstraat nr 72/b3
Antwerp
B-2600

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the Antwerp bar (Belgium), 2011

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

Published work

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”]