Margot Vogels focuses on Belgian business law, as well as all aspects of Belgian and EU competition law. 

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Margot worked as a trainee in the Food Task Force at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition. Margot also gained experience in competition law during an internship in the Beijing office of an international law firm, as well as during several internships in the Brussels offices of leading international law firms.


French, English, Dutch


  • Columbia Law School, LL.M., B.A.E.F. Fellow, 2018
  • University of Brussels (ULB), Master of Laws, magna cum laude, 2016
  • China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Exchange programme, 2014
  • Saint-Louis University, Brussels, Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, 2014


Q. Declève et M. Vogels, “Ordonnance européenne de saisie conservatoire des comptes bancaires: la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne préserve l’équilibre entre les intérêts des créanciers et les droits de la defense des débiteurs”, TBH-RDC, 2020/1, pp. 63-68.
Contributor to “Private antitrust litigation in Belgium: overview” (Thomson Reuters Practical Law, 2019).

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    • 25/03/2021
    • Articles

    Belgian DPA Prohibits Use of Unlawfully Obtained Personal Data in Arbitration Proceedings

    The Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority prohibited a controller from passing on personal data obtained in breach of data protection rules to its legal counsel. The Litigation Chamber did not issue a fine, but the decision serves as a clear message that further processing of such unlawfully obtained personal data, even in the context of legal proceedings, is prohibited. Please click below for a Client Alert on this decision.

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    • 30/03/2020
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    Quentin Declève and Margot Vogels author article on first CJEU ruling on European Account Preservation Order (“EAPO”)

    An article on the European Account Preservation Order (“EAPO”) co-authored by Van Bael & Bellis associates Quentin Declève and Margot Vogels has been published in the latest issue of the Belgian Commercial Law Journal (Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht / Revue de Droit commercial belge). The article focuses on a CJEU judgment of 7 November 2019 (C-555/18), which interpreted, for the first time, key concepts contained in the EAPO Regulation. The article also aims to demonstrate how the CJEU struck a balance between the interests of creditors and debtors in the context of cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters. The article is available here.

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