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At the heart of Europe and with over 25 years of experience, our Brussels office offers global clients cutting-edge advice across the full spectrum of competition, regulation and trade issues.
Our competition law team delivers results in the most challenging cases, helping clients navigate EU and national competition laws across Europe and globally. We advise on merger control proceedings, cartels and investigations, competition litigation and State aid and public procurement matters. In cross-border matters we seamlessly coordinate multijurisdictional filings and investigations, ensuring a consistent and coherent approach.
Our EU law experts have handled a large number of cases in the EU courts and guide clients through the EU's legislative and administrative processes. Our teams have an excellent understanding of the workings of the EU, drawing on the experience of former secondees, officials and judges at the European Commission and EU courts.
The Brussels office is also the hub of our global International Trade/WTO practice, acting on disputes under the WTO dispute settlement mechanism and advising on market access strategies, sanctions, export controls and trade remedy matters.
We work in close collaboration with our offices globally to provide a comprehensive and integrated service to our international clients. Clients highlight our firm's network, with one source stating that "the way the different areas of the firm work together adds a lot to a case." This source also adds: "There is a good degree of collaboration between lawyers in the different areas, which you can see drawn out in the case." (Chambers Europe 2020, Belgium: Competition/European Law).