Stéphanie De Smedt

Loyens & Loeff (Brussels)

Stéphanie De Smedt, attorney at law, is a local partner of the litigation & risk management practice group in our Brussels office. She is head for Belgium of the IP/IT & Commercial Contracts Team, the Data Protection Team and the Life Sciences Team. She has a particular focus on GDPR compliance, the structuring of (cross-border) data flows, and large scale “privacy by design” projects. She also regularly advises clients active in the life sciences industry in data protection related matters and assists them with the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts. Stéphanie De Smedt represents clients in court, before the Belgian Data Protection Authority and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings in her areas of expertise. She is also a teaching assistant at the Centre for IP & IT Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). She regularly publishes articles, speaks at conferences and (internal and external) seminars, and participates as a legal expert to hackathons focussing on the use of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

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Norman Neyrinck, Stéphanie De Smedt 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)


I. The parties The complaint was lodged by Freedom Belgium CBVA(hereinafter “Freedom”), a purchasing group of wholesalers in beverages on the Belgian market (on-trade). The defendant in this case is Inbev Belgium nv (hereinafter “Inbev”), a company mainly active in the production and sale (...)


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