STEVE SPINKS has sophisticated EU competition law (cartels, abuse of dominance, merger control, counseling) and trade defense (anti-dumping, anti-subsidy) experience spanning more than 35 years.
Highly regarded by clients and peers for his technical legal capabilities, Steve features prominently in the competition and communications rankings of the leading bar publications such as Chambers, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal. He is praised for his “detailed understanding of his clients’ cases and his consistently up-to-date competition law knowledge, for his creative approach and tenacious representation of his clients’ interests and for being especially detail-oriented and strong in technical legal analysis.” Steve has been named a “Thought Leader” in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2018. He is also described by clients in Who’s Who Legal 2016 as “always responsive and absolutely on top of all the issues”, adding that “his attention to detail is incredible.” Clients are quoted describing Steve as “someone who really knows his stuff” (Chambers Global 2012) and as “client-orientated, experienced and approachable” (Chambers Europe 2014). In Chambers Europe 2017, clients say Steve “has excellent technical skills, good business knowledge and a strong work ethic. He also provides practical and solution-oriented advice in a timely and responsive manner.” In Chambers Europe 2018, clients report that Steve is “very good at making strategic recommendations and has a wealth of knowledge about the Commission.” Most recently, he has been listed in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in Belgium.
Admissions & Certifications
- New York
- Associated member of the Brussels bar – E list
- England and Wales (Solicitor)
- Associated member of the Brussels bar - B list, 1994-2009
- Université Libre de Bruxelles, Equivalence of Licence en droit, 1982
- Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Master in International Law, 1977 (magna cum laude)
- University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1976
- Auburn University, B.A., 1973 (cum laude)