Jan Ravelingien (1962, Kortrijk, Belgium) obtained his law degree (1985 - cum laude) at the Catholic University of Leuven, where he also studied political sciences. He was assistant professor comparative and international commercial law and researched on international commercial. Jan also lectured marketing law.
Jan is a partner at MVVP, a mid-sized commercial law firm in Brussels (www.mvvp.be) where he is in charge of the commercial law and litigation department. Much of his work relates to market practices, brand activation, intellectual property law and fair dealings generally in the market between companies and between companies and consumers.
Particular Experience and Practice Area Focus
The practice of Jan concentrates on four fields of activity:
Trade Practices with as principal sectors: trade promotions, advertising and branding; fashion retail chains and supermarkets
Representative examples of work in Trade Practices:
Commercial Intermediaries with as principal fields of activity:
General commercial law advice and litigation
Jan works in commercial and trade practices law and complex litigation for 25 years, primarily in a trans-boundary context. This work is divided in equal parts between litigation and counselling. His litigation practice always involves cross-border questions and often times complex conflict-of-laws and procedural issues. He gained, over the years, an extensive experience in international questions of public order, particularly in competition law.
Examples of recurring fields within the commercial litigation, transactions and counselling where Jan Ravelingien gained experience are commercial agreements such as distribution, agency, licensing, franchising and joint-ventures and contractual liability and copyrights and trademarks.
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