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.