Nature of practice and clients
Van Bael & Bellis is one of the largest leading independent law firms based in Brussels.
Established in 1986, the firm houses a multinational team of lawyers who regularly advise a diverse group of clients ranging from multinational corporations and government bodies to international trade associations and global law firms.
The firm is well known and highly regarded by all legal directories for its client-centred approach, commitment to excellence and extensive expertise and experience in:
- EU and national competition law (merger control, cartel investigations, abuses of dominance, the establishment and operation of distribution systems, the licensing and use of intellectual property rights, joint ventures and state aid).
- EU trade and customs law (anti-dumping and other trade defence instruments, investigations initiated by third countries, customs and export controls and WTO dispute settlement proceedings).
- EU regulatory law (environment, chemicals (REACH), consumer protection, product safety, food, data protection and life sciences).
- Belgian business law (commercial law, litigation and arbitration, corporate, M&A and finance, intellectual property, employment, real estate, pharmaceutical law, taxation and unfair trade practices).
With nearly 70 lawyers coming from 20 different countries, Van Bael & Bellis offers clients the support of a highly effective team of professionals with multi-jurisdictional expertise and an international perspective. The firm has an additional office in Geneva exclusively devoted to WTO matters.
- Public mergers and acquisitions in Belgium: overview
- Private mergers and acquisitions in Belgium: overview
- Data protection compliance strategy
- Private antitrust litigation in Belgium: overview
- Data protection in Belgium: overview
- Privacy in Belgium: overview
- Investing in Belgium
- Off-label use of medicinal products and product liability
- Patent settlement agreements: the state of play in the EU and the US
- Generic entry - a challenge to traditional EU competition law