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Lauren Rasking


Lauren has extensive experience in advising clients on a wide range of contentious matters, both on local and on multi-jurisdictional cases.

She focusses on antitrust litigation, commercial litigation and (domestic and international) arbitration and has also built up a broad experience with commercial contracts, including services agreements and distribution related matters (franchising, commercial agency, concessions).

She has a special interest in private enforcement, and has been advising a major commodity trader on a stand-alone private damages claim against another market player on the basis of the latter’s anti-competitive behaviour.

In addition to her client work, Lauren is co-chair of CEPANI40, the network of young arbitration practitioners under the age of 40 under the auspices of CEPANI, the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation.


Pro bono

Head pro deo desk

Pro bono: SOS Children’s Villages point of contact within the firm's Belgium office

Member of the Project Management Office (PMO) roll-out team for Belgium

Member of the LegalTech team for A&O Shearman Belgium

Published Work

  • Eyskens, W., Rasking, L., "Brussels court sets aside investment treaty award for wrongfully finding Poland breached its FET obligation through Denial of Justice", Kluwer Arbitration Blog, April 2022
  • Rasking, L., Maes, E., "The burden of family relations: how the subsidiary is held liable for competition law infringements of its parent company" in Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht, February 2022
  • Rasking, L., "Civielrechtelijke toerekening van mededingingsinbreuken aan een moedervennootschap: de kortste weg naar aansprakelijkheid" in Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht, July 2021
  • Rasking, L., Why investors should care about their portfolio companies infringing competition law, A&O client bulletin, February 2021



Admitted to the Brussels bar (Belgium), 2019 - present

Admitted to the Antwerp bar (Belgium), 2011 - 2019


LLM, University of Chicago Law School (Fellowship Fulbright), 2011LLM representative in the board of the International Law Society at the University of Chicago Law school

Master’s degree, Catholic University of Louvain (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), 2010, magna cum laude

Jessup International Moot Court Erasmus exchange program, Université de Montpellier, 2009, magna cum laude

Bachelor’s degree, Catholic University of Louvain (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), 2008, cum laude


Dutch, English, French
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.