Sidley opened in Belgium in 2003. Located in the heart of the “European Quarter,” our Brussels office serves as the hub of our European Union law practice and is home to an experienced multinational team of 24 professionals. Our lawyers apply innovative strategies to help clients achieve their competitive business objectives, assisting on advocacy, counseling, investigations, and litigation and arbitration. We represent clients before the European institutions, the Court of Justice of the European Union and certain Member State bodies and courts, including the Belgian courts and administrative authorities.
Sidley’s EU law team advises companies and trade associations and crafts solutions tailored to our clients’ unique legal and policy concern. As such, we help our clients navigate and shape EU rules with regard to trade, competition and regulatory law. Our lawyers have experience in a wide range of sectors, such as aviation and aerospace, biotechnology, chemicals, consumer electronics, cosmetics, energy, financial services, food, forestry products, media and broadcasting, medicines and medical devices, metal and minerals, motor vehicles, technology, telecommunications and transportation. We have also represented governments and international bodies such as the European Commission.
Our practice is recognized by Legal 500 EMEA – Belgium as one the few top-ranked firms in Belgium in the areas of International Trade, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Food and Environment and Chemicals. The team is also highly recommended by Chambers & Partners in the areas of Antitrust, Environment and Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT).