Van Bael & Bellis is a highly-regarded independent law firm based in Brussels, with a second office in Geneva. The firm is widely recognised for having one of the leading competition law practices in Europe, with one of the largest practices in Brussels. The team has extensive expertise in all aspects of competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations, the establishment and operation of distribution systems, the licensing and use of intellectual property rights, abuses of dominant market positions and state aid. Due to the size and depth of the team – 13 partners and 8 counsel, many with more than 20 years’ experience – it has unparalleled expertise in litigating complex competition issues before the EU Courts, representing international clients in many landmark cases. With 70 lawyers coming from 20 different countries, Van Bael & Bellis offers clients the support of a highly effective team of professionals with multi-jurisdictional expertise and an international perspective.
Bates White is an economic consulting firm that provides advanced, empirically-based economic, financial, and econometric analysis to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. We advise clients on litigation, case development and strategy, assessing and analyzing the relative strengths of economic arguments, and determining optimal strategies for discovery, motions, trial preparations, and settlement.
Andreas focuses on European competition law. In particular, he has significant experience advising clients in the energy, transport, pharmaceutical, high-tech and other sectors on the full range of EU competition law issues.
He has worked on high profile merger investigations initiated by the European Commission and national competition authorities, including the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt).
Andreas has broad experience advising clients on online distribution, licensing, and other collaboration agreements. He also prepares compliance programmes and assists companies with their implementation.
Andreas previously served as Director of the Fordham Competition Law Institute at Fordham Law School, New York, and as a Principal Administrator at the OECD's Competition Division. Prior to joining the OECD, Andreas worked for several years for a leading international law firm in Brussels and Washington, DC.
Brussels-based Van Bael & Bellis is recognised as one of the top competition law practices in Europe.
Randy Chugh has extensive experience as an antitrust economist and has provided empirical and theoretical analysis to a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, airlines, paper, forest products, chemicals, health care, and beer. Before joining Bates White, he was an Economist with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, where he was recognized for his contributions to economic analysis and litigation support. Randy received his PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland, where he won multiple teaching awards for Game Theory and Health Economics.