Mogens Peter Carl, former Director General of DG Trade and DG Environment at the European Commission, and former top official at the World Bank and the OECD, joins international law firm Gide as Senior Advisor. He will work in particular with its Brussels office on issues of European and international trade, EU competition and regulatory law.
A graduate of the University of Cambridge (U.K.) and the INSEAD (France), Peter Carl has internationally recognized expertise on many subjects of European and international economic law:
- International competition
- State aid and subsidies
- Market access (bilateral and multilateral agreements)
- European and international regulations in fields as varied as energy, the environment, public procurement, food-processing and product safety, maritime transport, the financial sector and dispute settlement
Olivier Prost and Benoît Le Bret, partners of the Gide Brussels office, state: “Thanks to his experience and his overall vision of national, European and international regulations, Peter Carl will strengthen our capabilities and impact in competition law, international trade and regulatory affairs, and will help coordinate these three practice areas. This is what clients now expect from major law firms in large and complex economic cases. Gide thus confirms its status as a leading firm in these fields."
Gide opened its Brussels office as early as 1967, making it a recognised frontrunner in international competition and trade law, a practice area that it has continued to build on ever since. Gide Brussels is known for the excellence of the three legal sectors it covers: competition, international trade and European regulations. It comprises over twenty lawyers and legal consultants, including four partners (Laurent Godfroid, Stéphane Hautbourg, Benoît Le Bret and Olivier Prost), and works hand-in-hand with the Gide’s other teams and offices throughout the world.