Cleary Gottlieb’s commitment to its practice in Belgium began over half a century ago, long before almost all of our peer firms and international competitors. By paying close attention to our clients’ business and legal needs and by growing our office in line with those needs, the approximately 85 lawyers in our Brussels office have, alongside our leading EU competition practice, built depth of expertise in all aspects of Belgian business law, including corporate, capital markets, private equity, financial, commercial, labor, tax and administrative law. We offer clients thorough knowledge of local law as well as practical expertise in applying those laws within the wider, multi-jurisdictional context.
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What Others Say About Our Practice
Competition Team of the Year
Legal Business, 2015
Top Two Elite Competition Firm
Global Competition Review, 2011-2014
Competition/Antitrust Law Firm of the Year
Chambers Global, 2012 and 2013
“The practice remains a go-to player for matters concerning European competition law, particularly in Belgium.”
"'Cleary is the gold standard for international M&A transactions on the antitrust side.’ ‘The firm is first-class in competition, with truly high-end experts. Excellent lawyers with astute business minds.'"
"'Our key contacts are excellent advocates and strategists. They are proactive, and help us think through long-term strategies for our business in Europe.'"
Chambers Global, 2014