Established in 2003 and now home to more than 30 professionals, Sidley's Brussels office is a leader in helping companies, industry associations and governments navigate and shape EU rules. Our lawyers apply innovative strategies to help clients achieve their competitive business objectives. Sidley’s strength in the three cornerstones of EU law critical to global business – competition, international trade and EU regulatory law – allows us to craft solutions tailored to our clients’ legal and policy concerns.
Our Brussels office lawyers offer a rare combination of private- and public-sector experience and have a sophisticated understanding of EU institutions and policies. We represent clients on a wide variety of matters before the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers, EU Member State authorities and the European Courts.
Clients served by the Brussels office include global companies and trade associations active in the aviation/aerospace, biotechnology, chemicals, consumer electronics, cosmetics, energy, financial services, food, forestry products, media and broadcasting, medical devices, metal and minerals, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and transportation sectors. We have also represented many governments, including the European Commission, on a wide variety of matters.
Located in the heart of Brussels' "European Quarter," the office is home to a diverse group of international lawyers who are able to communicate with clients in a multitude of languages.