Laurent Godfroid is a partner in Gide’s Brussels office, admitted to the Brussels and Paris Bars. He has extensive experience dealing with EU and French Competition Law, be it mergers, vertical and horizontal cartels, abuses of dominant position or state aids, which he has been practising for more than 15 years.
He is also specialised in analysing EU legislation, and questions of interpretation the latter may raise, in the context of legislative proposals or concerning existing texts. On this basis, he assists clients before the European Commission and the French Competition Authority or the Community courts in Luxembourg and also European agencies such as EMA and ECHA.
Laurent specialises in several markets: rail and road transports, space industry, agricultural law, agro-chemicals, pharmaceuticals, Internet, and pay and free TV.
He holds an LL.M. in international law from the University of Leicester (UK) and an LL.M. in European Law from the Collège d’Europe (Bruges).
Laurent is recommended in international legal guides Legal 500 2016 & 2017 - describing him as “solution oriented” - and Chambers Global 2016 & 2017.
Recent experience includes:
« Highlight matters for Laurent Godfroid include his advice to major oil and gas companies on the notification of mergers. He has experience in complex cases that require the negotiation of significant remedy packages. »
Chambers Europe & Global 2022 - Competition: EU
« Laurent Godfroid acts for clients on merger control cases, including Phase II clearances at the EC. He also has experience representing complainants in contentious competition law cases. »
Chambers Europe & Global 2021