Olivier Dugardyn has been a member a member of the Brussels bar since 1988. His day-to-day practice focuses on a wide range of areas in the field of business law, such as general commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, competition and unfair competition, trade law, distribution law, e-commerce, new technologies and start ups/spin offs in a variety of sectors. His practice and client base are both national and international, with a special historical focus on China, where has been active since the end of the nineties.
Olivier is also a leading lawyer in the field of aviation and travel law, assisting small and large travel companies, OTA’s, national and international trade associations, airlines, cruise companies, hotels companies, liability insurance and insolvency insurance, technology providers and public authorities. He is a member or serving on the board of several professional associations and educational institutions. He is a board member at IFTTA (International Forum International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates). He is president of an arbitral college of the Belgian Travel Dispute Committee.
Olivier has developed specific expertise in advising (international) non-profit organisations and industrial associations active on the Brussels scene, as well as (cultural) foundations.
He also serves since many years as Deputy Judge at the Brussels Court of Appeal, delegated as member to the Belgian Market Court (with exclusive national competence to hear cases against national regulators, such as the Belgian Competition Authority, the Financial Services and Markets Authority, the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications, the Commission for the Regulation of Electricity and Gas).
Olivier is fluent in Dutch, French and English.