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 21 offices world-wide in 9 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 will, therefore retain legal professional privilege and advocacy rights before the EU courts after the UK leaves the EU, as well as being able to continue to practice in Brussels.Legal Notices
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.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
rue Breydel 34
Telephone: +32 2 416 5000
Fax: +32 2 416 5100
Brussels Managing Partner: Dr. Nadine Herrmann
Enterprise Number/VAT Number: BE 0544853651
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.
All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the accuracy of information and links contained on this website. Nevertheless, by accessing this website, you accept that Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and its lawyers cannot be held liable for any loss or damages caused by the use of such information or links, and any trust in their accuracy is excluded. None of the information contained on this website constitutes legal advice.
If you do not wish to accept cookies from this site, you can adjust your internet browser settings accordingly; this will not prevent you from using our site. The exact steps necessary to block cookies vary from browser to browser. They are generally explained in the “Help” section of the browser.
Quinn Emanuel mourns the loss of one of its name partners, Bill Urquhart. Bill joined the firm 31 years ago when it was just a few lawyers in downtown Los Angeles. Bill was a visionary and helped lead a transformation of the firm from a small litigation boutique to the largest and most successful litigation firm in the world, with over 800 lawyers in 23 offices on four continents.
In his legal practice, Bill was a sage counselor and trusted advisor for both plaintiffs and defendants, and for numerous Fortune 100 companies in their most important disputes — matters that usually involved tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of dollars. Over the years he advised IBM, Hughes, Johnson Controls, CNA, Nokia and Qualcomm, among many many others.
For the many people at the firm who were fortunate to know Bill, he was more than a visionary partner and excellent lawyer, he was also a friend, who lived and loved life. He was loved and will be missed.
He leaves behind his wife Mary and 6 children, and our thoughts are with them in this time of grief.