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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 International LLP’s ‘proactive and pragmatic’ team has top-end experience in merger control matters, Legal 500 EMEA Competition, 2015
  • Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘responsive and technically strong’ team provides comprehensive service across the spectrum of food regulation, including advertising, novel foods, and health and nutrition claims, Legal 500 EMEA EU Regulatory - Food, 2015
  • "They do a great job and are well known in the EC. A very proactive team.", Chambers Belgium International Trade/WTO, 2015
  • "The team takes a practical approach when finding solutions to our problems" Competition practice, Chambers Europe, 2014
  • "The team is well connected to the regulators and knows how it all works, and brings to us useful insights into developments and profound understanding of regulation" Chambers Global, 2014
  • The following practices are all ranked in tier 1: Food, Environment, Life Sciences, and Transportation The Legal 500, EMEA, 2014
  • Hailed by Global Competition Review as a top 10 Global Elite antitrust and competition practice Global Competition Review, January 2014
  • "Excellent at co-ordinating all of the legal strands within tight deadlines and working under pressure" Public Procurement practice, Chambers UK, 2014
  • "Overall level of service is outstanding" International Trade and Investment practice, The Legal 500, 2014
  • "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

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