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 trade law, commercial practices, distribution law, e-commerce and new technologies. His practice and client base is both national and global, with a special focus on China.
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 and resorts, insolvency and general insurance companies and governments. He is a member of several professional associations and educational institutions. He is member of the board of IFTTA (International Forum International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates www.iftta.org). He is chair of an arbitral college of the Belgian Travel Dispute Committee.
Olivier has developed specific expertise in the field of (international) non-profit organisations, representing clients in a variety of industries and sectors active on the Brussels scene.
He also currently serves as Deputy Judge at the Brussels Court of Appeal, delegated to the 18th chamber and the Belgian Market Court (with exclusive 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.