With deep experience before the European Commission, European courts and national competition authorities, Latham’s Brussels office represents the world’s largest companies in high-stakes matters across the globe.

A Pragmatic and Business-Oriented Approach

Latham’s Brussels office, the hub of the firm's European Antitrust and Competition Practice, consistently ranks among the top practices in the world. Composed of more than 50 lawyers and representing 11 nationalities, Latham’s European competition team handles the most complex and cutting-edge matters before the European Commission and Europe’s major jurisdictions. Since opening in 2002, the office has become among the most respected and effective in Brussels.

Latham offers its clients detailed knowledge of the workings of the regulatory authorities and European courts, paired with the firm’s pragmatic and business-oriented approach to clients’ competition law concerns. 

Integrated Expertise

The firm’s clients benefit from Latham’s experience and its integrated and comprehensive approach to their most critical competition matters throughout Europe and the world. The Brussels office handles all areas of competition law, including:

  • Abuse of Dominance

Latham’s Brussels office is an integral part of the firm’s global Antitrust & Competition Practice, made up of highly regarded lawyers in each major European jurisdiction, the United States, and Asia. Latham’s lawyers in Brussels routinely appear before the European Commission, the European Courts, Member State authorities and courts to help clients achieve their key business objectives while minimizing antitrust risk. The Brussels office also advises on European and national regulatory issues concerning energy, life sciences, and transportation.

The Brussels office is deeply committed to pro bono services and community involvement and works with the following organizations:

  • ADIE International
  • Art in All of Us
  • Madre
  • Save the Children

In 2011, Latham’s work with the French microfinance organization, ADIE International, was recognized with the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw Impact Award.

Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities

A multi-office team of Latham & Watkins lawyers and professional staff from across the firm’s offices globally conducted extensive research to prepare the 2016 edition of the “Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities” report. Conducted in conjunction with the Pro Bono Institute (PBI), the unique report is an essential resource for local practitioners, in-house teams and non-profits on pro bono practices around the world.

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