Difficult clauses and situations in contracts



November 15, 2017

Location: Faculty Club in Leuven

On Wednesday 15 November this Topic Day on Complex Licensing Clauses will be held at the historic Faculty Club in Leuven (BE).



The fee for this topic day will be € 120,00 for LES Benelux members and for participants of the LES Licensing Course 2017 and € 180,00 for non-members. For LES members 40 years of age or below there is a discount of € 20,00 under the condition of completing your date of birth at the online registration form. Payment can take place by bank transfer or by credit card. Your registration will be confirmed with an invoice for the registration fee. The fee includes meeting materials, buffet lunch, coffee and tea in the break and drinks after the meeting.

Educational points

Please contact the Registration Desk at the day of the meeting for the necessary lists to sign. A certificate of attendance will be send by email after the meeting.


9.00 – 9.30 Registration and welcome coffee
  Set the scene
9.30 – 9.35 Welcome and introduction, Guillemette Guillemette Vital-Durand
9.35 – 10.35 Presentation on M&A, change of control and insolvency, Robert van Galen and Stan Brijs, NautaDutilh (NL / BE)
10.35 – 11.35 Competition Law / TTBER / Block Exemption, Nicolas Petit, Professor of Law at the University of Liege (BE)
11.35 – 12.15 A presentation on FRAND,  Alexander Haertel, Kather Augenstein, Düsseldorf (DE)
12.15 -13.15 Lunch
  Life is full of surprise
13.15 – 14.15 Impact of audits and patent validity challenges on royalty obligations, Bart Van Oosterhout, Deloitte Contract Risk & Compliance, Brussels (BE) and Dean Gordon, ASML Netherlands BV, Veldhoven (NL)
14.15 – 15.00 Exclusivity, Reini van Leeuwen, IP consultant, The Hague (NL)
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 16.15 Dispute resolution and ADR, Carmen Correa Martin, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam (NL)
16.15– 17.15 Trade Secrets and Confidentiality, Kevin Nachtrab, Johnson & Johnson, Brussels (BE)
17.15 Closing remarks and networking drinks


Robert van Galen
NautaDutilh, Amsterdam (NL)
Stan Brijs
NautaDutilh, Brussels (BE)
Nicolas Petit
Professor of Law at the University of Liege (BE)
Alexander Haertel
Kather Augenstein, Düsseldorf (DE)
Bart Van Oosterhout
Deloitte Contract Risk & Compliance, Brussels (BE)
Dean Gordon
ASML Netherlands BV, Veldhoven (NL)
Reini van Leeuwen
IP consultant, The Hague (NL)
Carmen Correa Martin
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam (NL)
Kevin Nachtrab
Johnson & Johnson, Brussels (BE)
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