Known as the home to European institutions, Brussels has become central to strategic decision-making for most companies. The Belgian capital is where the new standards and regulations are drafted, where behaviours not abiding by European laws are punished, and where actions are put in place to combat all forms of unfair competition and unjustified obstacles to international trade.
Our Brussels office was set up in 1967. It now comprises four partners, and counts among its ranks lawyers drawn from ten different nationalities as well as former high officials of the European Commission. Gide Brussels has in-depth knowledge of the procedures behind drafting and implementing EU regulations, making it the perfect partner for successfully representing the interests of its clients. Gide Brussels specialises in all major business sectors (transport, energy, telecommunications, financial services, media, agri-food) and main fields of regulatory intervention (public tenders, EU financing, product or foodstuff safety, health, environment, climate etc.).
Over the years, we have acquired considerable experience and significant expertise enabling us to offer tailored and innovative solutions to competition issues encountered by our clients, including anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, merger control and State aids.
The pursuit of excellence drives Gide Brussels in international economic law proceedings, combating unfair practices such as dumping and public subsidies. Additionally, Gide Brussels is a recognised legal contact for companies, institutions and governments alike on new globalisation regulatory topics, including public tenders, services, investments, regulatory obstacles, export control, intellectual property protection and trade secrets, both in multilateral procedures and bilateral agreements.
Gide Brussels works closely with the European Economic Law department of the Paris office and with the firm’s other international offices, supporting its clients throughout the European law creation process: upstream during negotiations at the European Parliament, which is increasingly involved in decision-making, as well as before the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union.