Our firm is widely respected for its experience in procedures pertaining to economic law and combating unfair competition practices on an international level, such as dumping and state subsidies. We mainly act for European companies wishing to file a complaint against the unfair practices of competitors in third countries, or defend companies that are the object of such proceedings brought by their competitors. We assist our clients in the settlement of disputes before the WTO in Geneva and advise them on a number of other aspects relating to international economic regulations. In this regard, our Brussels office is the main point of contact for businesses, institutions and governments on the new rules regulating globalisation, including public tenders, services, investments, regulatory hurdles, discriminatory measures, control of exports and protection of intellectual property.
Gide was one of the first law firms in Europe to develop a WTO law practice in Brussels. We have since consolidated this practice through our network of international offices and our contacts in developing countries. In 2013, we were ranked as one of the sector’s top four firms by Legal 500.
Thanks to its many offices and its membership of the Alliance and Lex Mundi networks, Gide is habitually instructed for administrative procedures and disputes in many countries, including Brazil, Russia, India, Morocco, Turkey, South Africa, Vietnam, Malaysia, Argentina, Indonesia and the United States.
- Chinese anti-dumping procedure against imports of European stainless steel tubes
- Moroccan anti-dumping procedure against imports of European steel and paper
- Chinese anti-subsidy procedure against European imports of raw materials used for solar panels
- Brazilian safeguard procedure against European imports of wines and spirits
- Russian anti-dumping procedure against imports of certain European vehicles