Anthony Bochon

Anthony Bochon

Senior Associate

Anthony Bochon is a Belgium-qualified lawyer. He focuses his practice on Belgian corporate and commercial law.

Since his bar admission, he has gained experience in advising international clients in a range of business sectors including chemicals, energy, telecommunications, fast-moving consumer goods, automotive, healthcare, raw materials and media. He has also assisted governments and public authorities on EU law matters. He has contributed to the representation of clients before Belgian judicial and regulatory authorities, as well as before European courts.

He has significant and recognized expertise on the emerging regulation of nanotechnologies, being regularly asked to contribute at conferences and in the media. He is a part-time university lecturer on EU and Economic law (Université libre de Bruxelles and Brussels Business Institute), fellow at the Transatlantic Technology Law Forum of Stanford Law School and guest speaker at HEC Paris. He often publishes on various EU law, Economic law and Technology law topics. He is the secretary of the European Consumer Law Journal.

He is the latest recipient of the Jean-Jacques Boels Prize awarded by the Brussels Bar for the year 2013 in recognition of his achievements as practicing lawyer and legal scholar.

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  • Seconded to a multinational manufacturing company to manage their daily corporate, commercial and data protection issues.
  • Advising Belgian subsidiaries of multinational companies on commercial contracts and corporate housekeeping.
  • Advising on several EU and worldwide merger notifications of multibillion dollar mergers in the chemicals sector.
  • Representing leading telecommunications companies before regulatory authorities, national courts and the European Court of Justice.
  • Representing a European retailer of construction materials in the merger approval of an acquisition.
  • Advising a government on alleged State aid in the healthcare sector.
  • Advising an international metals manufacturer on environmental, health and safety compliance for the relocation of facilities in EU Member States.
  • Advising a global bank on a cartel investigation led by the European Commission.
  • Representing collective rights societies before telecommunications regulators about the cable market opening to competition.
  • Advising ICF International in relation to its acquisition of Belgian communication company Mostra SA.
  • Advising Grafton Group on its acquisition of the Belgian builder's merchant Binje Ackermans SA (Mpro) and the notification of the acquisition to the Belgian Competition Authority.
  • Representing international companies before commercial and civil courts in Belgium in relation to various commercial agreements.

Education

  • University of Cambridge, LL.M., 2011
  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles, J.D., 2010
  • Saint Louis University, B.A., History, 2010
  • Saint Louis University, B.A., Law, 2008

Admissions

  • Brussels, 2011

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
Publications

Book

Nanotechnology Law & Guidelines, Spinger, 2015.

Book Chapters

  • Actualités en matière de contrats de consommation », Le droit de la consommation dans le nouveau code de droit économique, Brussels, Bruylant, 2014, pp. 69-116.
  • “L’évolution du droit alimentaire européen face aux nanotechnologies”, Sécurité alimentaire : nouveaux enjeux et perspectives, Brussels, Bruylant, 2013, pp. 115-146.

Scientific Journals (Peer-Reviewed)

  • « L’offre conjointe en matière de services financiers en droit de la consommation et en droit de la concurrence », Revue luxembourgeoise de bancassurfinance, 2014, published soon. 
  • “La place des codes de conduite dans l’évaluation des pratiques commerciales déloyales”, Revue européenne de droit de la consommation, 2013, no.2, pp. 185-211 
  • “Arrêt Kock : le contrôle préventif d’une pratique commerciale”, Journal de droit européen, 2013, pp. 149-150 
  • “Case Ebookers Deutschland GmbH: opt-in procedure and price transparency of optional supplements in the air sector”, European Journal of Consumer Law, 2013, no. 1, pp. 101-111. 
  • “Evaluation of the EC Code of Conduct for responsible nanosciences and nanotechnological research”, Nanotechnology, Law & Business, vol. 8, n°2, 2011, pp. 117-143. 
  • “Politics and the Supreme Court”, Cambridge Student Law Review, vol. 7, n°2, 2011, pp. 33-37.

Electronic Legal Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

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