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Dominique Walravens
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Dominique Walravens studied law at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and also obtained a postgraduate degree in Economic law at the University of Brussels (Belgium). Part of this law degree was followed in France (University of Amiens) and Spain (University of Salamanca).

Dominique Walravens focusses on property law and (international) business law.

In property law, she works for different players in the real estate market, covering all civil law aspects, and more in particular issues related to commercial lease, construction, co-ownership, buying and selling of property and easements. Since 2005, she has been appointed as a deputy judge in Brussels (Etterbeek), the jurisdiction, competent for, among others, all matters related to lease agreements and co-ownership. Because of her involvement in the real estate part of due diligence procedures, she gained particular knowledge on soil pollution.

In (international) business law, she focusses on distribution, agency and franchising, both litigation and advisory work. She acts for principals as well as agents; franchisors as well as franchisees. A lot of her work relates to the Belgian Act of 1961 on unilateral termination of exclusive and quasi-unilateral distribution agreements concluded for an indefinite term, since 2014 incorporated in the Code on Economic law, book X, title 3.

Main practice areas

Rights in rem
Start up & SMEs
Law degree (KU Leuven 1997)
Erasmus - University of Picardie, France (1993-1994)
Erasmus - University of Salamanca (1995-1996)

Master degree Business Law (Université Libre de Bruxelles 1999)

Lawyer at the Brussels Bar since 1997 (Vergels & Vennoten (1997-1999); Janson (1999-2004); Racine (2004-2016), MODO Advocaten/Avocats (since 2017)

Knowledge of French language certificate - State Selection Office (2003)
Dominique is (co-)author of several books and articles in legal journals on various economic and commercial law issues (see publications)
Deputy Judge, Etterbeek (2005)

From 2013 till 2015, president of the knowledge group ‘International Litigation’ of
Eurojuris International, a network of independent law firms, with members, mostly based in Europe.
Member of Zonta International, a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.