Anthony Bochon

Anthony Bochon

Senior Associate

Anthony Bochon is a Belgium-qualified lawyer. He focusses his practice on European law and Belgian Economic Law. He advises on various aspects of competition law (EU and Belgium), regulatory issues, intellectual property 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 and pharmaceutical, 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 recognised expertise on the emerging regulation of nanotechnologies, being regularly asked to contribute at conferences and in the media. Since November 2016, he has served as legal expert in the Horizon 2020 project EC4SafeNano, which aims to create the first European nanosafety centre. He is a part-time university lecturer on EU and Economic law (Université libre de Bruxelles and Brussels Business Institute), a former fellow at the Transatlantic Technology Law Forum of Stanford Law School and a former 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.

In 2014, he was the recipient of the Jean-Jacques Boels Prize awarded by the Brussels Bar for the year 2013 in recognition of his achievements as a practicing lawyer and legal scholar.

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  • Representing a leading manufacturer in the cartel investigation of the Belgian Competition Authority.
  • Representing exporters and importers in several anti-dumping cases before the EU courts.
  • Advising nanotechnology companies on intellectual property issues.
  • Advising multinational companies in the chemicals (including biocides and pesticides), entertainment, energy and building materials sectors on acquisitions of Belgian target companies.
  • Seconded to a multinational company active in different sectors (consumer goods, road traffic products, automotive products) and advising the business on competition law, regulatory and commercial issues.
  • Representing companies before the Belgian Council of State and advising them on public procurement issues.
  • Advising on several EU and worldwide merger notifications of multibillion-dollar mergers in the chemicals sector.
  • Advising a government on alleged state aid in the healthcare sector.
  • Representing collective rights societies before telecommunications regulators about the cable market opening to competition.
  • Advising multinational companies on the notification of acquisitions to the Belgian Competition Authority.
  • Advising on and representing international companies before commercial 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

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Book

Nanotechnology Law & Guidelines, Springer, 2018.

Book Chapters

  • “Le droit des jeux de hasard en ligne à la lumière du droit européen des pratiques de commerce et des services de paiement”, Le droit des jeux de hasard en ligne, Brussels, Bruylant, 2014 (with Christophe Verdure).
  • “Actualités en matière de contrats de consummation”, 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)

  • “The Role of Codes of Conduct in the Assessment of Unfair Commercial Practices”, Journal of Business Law, 2016, vol. 6, pp. 451-465 (with Arnaud Van Wayenberge).
  • “Law and practice of the collective redress procedure in Belgium”, Revue européenne de droit de la consommation − European Journal of Consumer Law, 2014, vol. 3, pp. 511-527 (with Sabra Ferhat).
  • “To be a communication or not to be: the influence of IT innovation on the material scope of EU advertising law”, Revue européenne de droit de la consommation − European Journal of Consumer Law, 2014, vol. 2, pp. 289-308.
  • “L’offre conjointe en matière de services financiers en droit de la consommation et en droit de la concurrence”, Revue luxembourgeoise de bancassurfinance, 2014, vol. 3, pp. 15-25.
  • “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, 2011, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 117-143.
  • “Politics and the Supreme Court”, Cambridge Student Law Review, 2011, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 33-37.

Electronic Legal Publications (Peer-Reviewed)