Van Bael & Bellis

Chaussée de la Hulpe 166 Terhulpsesteenweg
1170 Brussels

Van Bael & Bellis is a leading independent law firm based in Brussels, with a second office in Geneva exclusively dedicated to WTO matters. Our firm is known for its client-centred approach, its commitment to excellence and its extensive expertise in EU and national competition law, EU and international trade law, EU regulatory law as well as Belgian business law. With nearly 70 lawyers coming from 20 different countries, we bring you a highly effective team of professionals with multi-jurisdictional expertise and an international perspective.

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I.P. | I.T.
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Mrs. Catherine Longeval (Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 647 73 50
Fax: +32 (0)2 640 64 99

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Mrs. Lee Reign
Tel: +32 (0) 26 47 73 50
Fax: +32 (0)2 640 64 99

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Van Bael & Bellis promotes Thibaut D’hulst

Van Bael & Bellis is pleased to announce the promotion of data protection, IT and IP specialist Thibaut D’hulst to Counsel.

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Van Bael & Bellis Managing Partner honoured at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014

On 24 April 2014, Van Bael & Bellis' Managing Partner Jean-François Bellis was honoured by Chambers & Partners for his Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession. The award is one of Chambers' most prestigious prizes and is given to lawyers who have had a significant impact on the European legal market. The awards ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane in London.

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Van Bael & Bellis is pleased to welcome David Hull as a Partner

Van Bael & Bellis is pleased to announce that David Hull has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Hull Is a highly-experienced competition lawyer who has been involved in a number of major cases in recent years including the Lundbeck case on patent settlements and Ryanair's appeal of the Commission's decision blocking its takeover of Aer Lingus. He is particularly known for his deep experience in the life sciences sector, which will reinforce Van Bael & Bellis' active life sciences practice.

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Van Bael & Bellis promotes Johan Van Acker


Van Bael & Bellis is pleased to announce the election of competition law specialist Johan Van Acker to the partnership.


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Brussels International Business Court: Parliament adopts amending Bill

On 10 December 2018, the Committee for Legal Affairs of the Federal Chamber of Representatives adopted a draft bill (the "Bill") for the creation of the Brussels International Business Court (the "BIBC"). 

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Reform of Belgian Competition Law: Draft Bill

On 16 November 2018, the Belgian Council of Ministers adopted a draft Bill (the “Draft Bill”) amending numerous competition law provisions of the Belgian Code of Economic Law (“CEL”).

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Cross-Border Debt Recovery: Parliament Implements European Account Preservation Order Procedure

On 7 June 2018, the Chamber of Representatives adopted the Law to promote alternative dispute resolution mechanisms (the "Law") (Wet houdende diverse bepalingen inzake burgerlijk recht en houdende wijziging van het Gerechtelijk Wetboek met het oog op de bevordering van alternatieve vormen van geschillenoplossing/Loi portant dispositions diverses en matière de droit civil et portant modification du Code judiciaire

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New Belgian Ultimate Beneficial Owner Register

The Royal Decree of 14 August 2018 (the “Royal Decree”), which will enter into force on 31 October 2018, defines the regulatory framework for the new central register of beneficial ownership (the “UBO Register”)

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