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Hogan Lovells International LLP
Pericles Building
Rue de la Science 23
Brussels 1040
Phone +32 2 505 0911
Fax +32 2 505 0996

As one of the European Union’s key administrative and regulatory hubs, Brussels is a pivotal city for companies doing business in Europe. Hogan Lovells Brussels provides expert legal services, focusing on EU competition, trade and regulatory law.

Our in-depth understanding of the European Institutions, in particular the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council, and our knowledge of procedures and policy priorities at the European level have proven of vital importance to clients. We offer first rate representation to ensure favourable results when dealing with European Union institutions and national authorities.

Our multidisciplinary and multilingual lawyers enjoy strong professional and personal contacts with European Union regulatory and legislative bodies, offering clients value-added, high quality and targeted advice.

Hogan Lovells Brussels works seamlessly with other offices worldwide, ensuring that clients receive broad strategic and legal advice, in a global approach.

We specialise in the following practices:
  • Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation
  • Environment
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Health
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Public procurement

The Brussels office works closely with a wide range of industry sectors including:
  • Consumer
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Life sciences and healthcare (pharmaceuticals including biotechnology and medical devices)
  • The food and feed industries
  • Technology
  • Transportation (air, road, rail and maritime)

Awards and Rankings
  • "Hogan Lovells derives much strength from its formidable pan-European and global network, which puts it in a prominent position on complex Europe-wide strategic mergers" IFLR 1000, 2013
  • The following practices are all ranked in tier 1: Food, Environment, Life Sciences, Trade and Transportation. The Legal 500, EMEA 2012
  • Both our State Aid and Life Sciences practices are ranked in band 1. Chambers Global 2012
  • Ranked first tier for State aid. PLC Which Lawyer? 2012
  • Our Public Procurement practice leads in band 1. Practical Law Company (PLC) 2012
  • Enriched by a formidable patent litigation practice crossing a number of key jurisdictions, the Hogan Lovells life sciences group is deservedly listed as world class. PLC Which Lawyer? Life Sciences Industry Super League 2012
  • Hailed by Global Competition Review as a top 10 Global Elite antitrust and competition practice. Global Competition Review, January 2012
  • The Brussels office is ranked "Highly recommended" by Global Competition Review 2012

Leadership Positions
  • Lourdes Catrain, officer on the International Bar Association’s Trade and Customs Committee
  • Jacques Derenne, professor of State aid law at the University of Liège and at the Brussels School of Competition as well as member of the Executive Committee and the Scientific Council, the decision-making body of the College of Europe’s Global Competition Law Centre
  • Ciara Kennedy-Loest, steering committee member of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association in the UK
  • Hugo Paemen, Co-chair of the European-American Business Council
  • Christopher Thomas, member of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), Permanent Delegation to the Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union and the EFTA Court

Former Leadership Positions
  • Ciara Kennedy-Loest, consultant on the European Commission’s PHARE Programme
  • Hugo Paemen, European Union Ambassador to the United States, European Chief negotiator during the eight-year Uruguay Round trade talks
  • Christopher Thomas, référendaire at the General Court of the European Union, non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network
  • Elisabethann Wright, référendaire at the European Court of Justice, hearing officer at the EFTA Surveillance Authority