The firm’s Brussels office specializes in competition law. It is led by Dr. Nadine Herrmann, managing partner Trevor Soames, and partners, Stephen Mavroghenis, and Miguel Rato who joined the firm from Shearman & Sterling.
The firm is unique. Unlike most large, transactional focused European and American firms, we regularly represent clients both sides of the “V” as both plaintiff and defendants. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling major cases for both defendants and plaintiffs/complainants in all aspects of competition law before the European Commission, EU and national courts and regulators.
Team members are experts both in public and private enforcement of national and EU competition law and assist clients with all aspects of competition law, with an emphasis on complex investigations and litigation requiring high level advocacy services, in particular in the high tech, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, life sciences, financial services and transportation sectors. We have deep experience at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust, especially in relation to standard essential patents and have been involved in many of the most high profile recent cases.
It is becoming increasingly common for regulators on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific to conduct parallel investigations and enforcement actions. With 23 offices world-wide in 10 countries, our Brussels team is part of an integrated world-wide team. On the European front we are able to offer our international clients a focused EU expertise within the context of a global competition strategy often in conjunction with the firm’s other offices around the world.
NOTE: All our Brussels team lawyers are EU27 qualified and therefore retain legal professional privilege and advocacy rights before the EU courts now that the UK has left the EU, and continue to be able to practice in Brussels.
Our Brussels office operates as a branch of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in California (registry number 201996011004), organized under the laws of the State of California and headquartered at 865 S. Figueroa St., 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA.
The lawyers practicing in the Brussels office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP include lawyers who are members of the Brussels Bar (E-List). As applicable, they adhere to the professional regulations issued by the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten bij de Balie te Brussel (the Dutch-speaking Brussels Bar Association), available at www.baliebrussel.be, or by the Barreau de Bruxelles (the French-speaking Brussels Bar Association), available at www.barreaudebruxelles.be.
The Brussels office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP also includes lawyers from other jurisdictions who are members of foreign bars. Each lawyer’s professional qualifications and bar admission(s) can be found in her/his biography under the “Attorneys” section of this website.
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