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IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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Martine De Koning

Biography

Martine combines in depth knowledge of EU and competition law with a deep understanding of commerce and trade. She is praised for her ‘sharp strategic insight, knowledge and creativity in providing solutions’. She handles litigation in a ‘smart, assertive and effective’ manner. Martine leads cases on abuse of dominance, vertical restraints and transfer of technology. Martine advises and handles disputes on tying, pricing, rebates, trademark and patent licensing and know how. With her lifelong focus on the fashion and retail sector she acts for her clients on internet sales restrictions, third party platform restrictions, geoblocking, dynamic pricing, omnichannel (seamless marketplace), e-commerce, inventory sharing, dual distribution, horizontal and vertical data sharing, loyalty programs and big data. She structures complex international cooperation such as joint ventures, outsourcing and vertical (channel) agreements. Martine is an ‘outstanding knowledgeable authority on strategic competition law relating to franchising. She represents domestic franchisers in their international expansions plans and also assists foreign clients with establishing a presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa’. Martine is a ‘shrewd contract drafter and negotiator’. She handles sales, manufacturing, procurement, logistics, transportation, warehousing, joint ventures, outsourcing and other domestic and international commercial contracts and related disputes. She also practices in customs and trade, and product safety and compliance. Martine’s interests include international trade unions and treaties (EU, WTO, ASEAN, APEC, NAFTA, Caricom) and exports regulations and sanctions.

Session

Data security and privacy laws: their impact on franchise systems

Tuesday 10 October (1115 - 1230)

Room C3.2, Convention Centre, Level 3

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