My name is Norman NEYRINCK.

I am a lawyer at the Bar of Liège, also registered at the Bar of Brussels. I am Director of the Emulation Department of Lexing.

My practice focuses on distribution law, competition law and intellectual property law.

I am a lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Liege (ULiège) where I teach a course on Economic Aspects of Competition Law. I teach a course on European Law at the Liege Bar School.

I am also an assessor (judge) at the Competition College of the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA). I have published a Handbook on Belgian Competition Law in 2021 with the leading legal publisher Larcier-Bruylant.

I am from Brussels, partly emigrated to Liège for professional reasons; I am a regular passenger on the railways between the ardent city and the capital.

You can contact me by email, post or telephone.

Professional experience


  • 2009 – 2020 : Research assistant, Faculty of Law, University of Liege ;
  • 2010 – 2014 : Lawyer, associate at Dehin & Brüls, Liège ;
  • 2012: Rapporteur for Belgium, International Colloquium of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC);
  • August 2009 – December 2009: Lawyer, trainee at Beachcroft LLP, Brussels.

Education, Academic degrees and Diplomas

  • 2022 : Lawyer specialised in “Competition law, trade practices and consumer law” as well as in “Intellectual rights” (Decision of the Council of the Bar of Liège of 11 January 2022);
  • 2020 : Certified Collaborative Lawyer ;
  • 2015: Registration with the Bar Association;
  • 2011: Obtaining the Certificate of Aptitude for the Legal Profession (CAPA);
  • 2010: Swearing in at the Bar of Liège;
  • 2008 – 2009 : LLM in EU Competition and IP law, ULiège (Grande distinction – Major de promotion) ;
  • 2005 – 2007: Law degree, Université libre de Bruxelles (Distinction) ;
  • 2006 – 2007 : Erasmus, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK ;
  • 2002 – 2004: Bachelor of Law (Distinction) ;

Language Skills

  • French (Mother tongue)
  • English (Good command)
  • Dutch (Autonomy)

Oral Interventions

Publications (1): books, contributions and academic articles


Articles and Contributions:

Publications (2) : case law reviews

  • The Belgian Competition Council dismisses the College of Prosecutors’ claim that BSE laboratories had shared markets and sensitive information on price on the basis of the ’Act of State Defence’ doctrine (BSE tests), 27 août 2013, Bulletin e-Competitions, August 2013, Art. N° 63671 (avec N. VAN BELLE) ;
  • The EU Court of Justice finds a firm which has infringed Article 101 TFEU may not escape imposition of a fine for the sole reason that the illegality of its conduct was erroneously assessed by its legal counsel or by a decision of a national competition authority (Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde / Schenker), 18 juin 2013, Bulletin e-Competitions, June 2013, Art. N° 63670 (avec M. CHAMAS) ;
  • The President of the Belgian Competition Authority dismisses a request for interim measures regarding the termination of a contract for services in the penitentiary labour sector (Comptoir de Russie v. Régie du Travail Pénitentiaire), 5 mars 2013, Bulletin e-Competitions, March 2013, Art. N° 54768 ;
  • The EU General Court curtails EU Commission’s powers to dawn raid companies for suspected competition law infringements (Nexans), 14 novembre 2012, Bulletin e-Competitions, November 2012, Art. N° 54769 (avec E. NESTOLA) ;
  • The Belgian Competition Council annuls, for lack of motivation, the decision to close a case against deontological rules for lawyers (Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone), 2 octobre 2012, Bulletin e-Competitions, October 2012, Art. N° 51794 (avec A. DEFOSSEZ) ;
  • The EU General Court annuls a Commission decision concerning the exclusive rights granted by Greece in favour of a company for the extraction of lignite for absence of proof of an abusive conduct (Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou), 20 septembre 2012, Bulletin e-Competitions, September 2012, Art. N° 51795 (avec A. VALSAMIDOU) ;
  • The President of the Belgian Competition Council declares a request for preliminary measures against abusive storage conditions, admissible and founded (Armajaro / Port Real), 22 mai 2012, Bulletin e-Competitions, May 2012, Art. N° 59388 (avec H. WIAME) ;
  • The Belgian College of Competition Prosecutors dismisses a complaint from a purchasing group of wholesalers in beverages against a large beer brewer for abusive discrimination between on-trade and off-trade market segments (Freedom/Inbev), 29 avril 2011, Bulletin e-Competitions, April 2011, Art. N° 47335 (avec S. DESMEDT) ;
  • The Belgian Competition Council returns the case to the College of Prosecutors for having failed to consider the repeated nature of the abuse in its assessment of termination rules (Omega Pharma), 21 avril 2011, Bulletin e-Competitions, April 2011, Art. N° 45892 (avec Q. METZ) ;
  • The Belgian Competition Council dismisses a claim from the Prosecutor concerning a coordinated price increase due to the non-respect of the rights of the defence (Ferrero), 7 avril 2011, Bulletin e-Competitions, pril 2011, Art. N° 45895 (avec L. HERMIDA) ;
  • The Belgium Competition Council dismisses a complaint against the incumbent telecoms operator regarding the access to its broadband network (Mobistar / Belgacom), 22 juillet 2010, Bulletin e-Competitions, July 2010, Art. N° 36453 (avec Q. METZ) ;
  • The Belgian Competition Council issues an infringement decision for the imposition of minimum prices by the Belgian professional association of real estate agents and orders the publication of its decision (Beroepsinstituut van Vastgoedmakelaars), 28 juin 2010, Bulletin e-Competitions, August 2010, Art. N° 47336 (avec D. SMESSAERT) ;
  • The Belgian competition Council’s College of Prosecutors dismiss multiple complaints against the incumbent telecom operator for abuse of a dominant position on the international transit services for call termination in Belgium (Base / Belgacom), 24 décembre 2009, Bulletin e-Competitions, December 2009, Art. N° 35146 (avec P. SABBADINI) ;
  • The Belgian Competition Prosecutor dismisses a claim from the Union of Belgian French-speaking Booksellers against their main distributors concerning alleged illicit agreement and abuse of dominant position (Interforum), 22 octobre 2009, Bulletin e-Competitions, October 2009, Art. N° 31036 (avec M. COQUELET) ;
  • The Belgian Competition Prosecutor dismisses a complaint from the Union of Belgian French-speaking Booksellers alleging an abuse of dominance and the existence of a cartel between two book distributors (Dilibel), 20 octobre 2009, Bulletin e-Competitions, October 2009, Art. N° 31035 (avec A.-S. COME) ;
  • The Belgian Competition Council assesses the implementation of a merger remedy imposed in the cinemas complexes sector and finds that no prior approval is needed to create a new cinema complex, but refers the case back to the Competition Council’s Prosecutor for further investigation due to changed market conditions (Kinepolis), 7 avril 2009, Bulletin e-Competitions, April 2009, Art. N° 30027 (avec W. DE VOS) ;
  • The Court of Appeal of Brussels upholds the NCA’s ruling holding that the opening days/hours and advertising provisions for pharmacy outlets, as set by the Belgian Pharmacists Association, were contrary to competition law (Ordre des pharmaciens), 7 avril 2009, Bulletin e-Competitions, April 2009, Art. N° 30029 (avec L. CAUCHETEUX).

Publications (3) : Working papers