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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

AVENUE LOUISE 489, 3RD FLOOR, 1050 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 626 05 00
Fax:
Fax +32 2 626 05 10
Web:
www.steptoe.com

Belgium

Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping
Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping - ranked: tier 3

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

In 2017, Steptoe & Johnson LLP bolstered its team through the hires of Yves Melin, who has ‘deep legal knowledge combined with a friendly way of working’, and senior associate Yongqing Bao, who provides ‘a rich insight into the EU legal system combined with a full understanding of Chinese businesses’, from McGuireWoods LLP. The group also includes Brussels trade lead James Searles, Guy Soussan and Simon Hirsbrunner. Trade remedies are a specialism and highlights included representing the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products in the review of EU anti-dumping measures against imports of photovoltaic cells and modules from China.

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Belgium: Competition

EU and global
Competition: EU and global - ranked: tier 4

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

The team at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, which provides ‘prompt, knowledgeable and accurate’ advice, includes the ‘reliable and succinct’ Yves Botteman and ‘recognised expert’ Jean-Nicolas Maillard. Cartel investigations and complex litigation are notable areas of focus and the Brussels team is acting alongside the London office to defend LG Chem in follow-on litigation against Microsoft arising from an EC investigation into price fixing in the lithium ion batteries market.

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Belgium: EU regulatory

Chemicals and environment
EU regulatory: Chemicals and environment - ranked: tier 1

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP has ‘good knowledge of REACH legislation’, with Ruxandra Cana singled out as a ‘sector specialist’. The broad environment and life sciences group, which is well versed in contentious and compliance matters, also draws upon the expertise of Anna Gergely and Darren Abrahams. Highlights included successfully representing 11 titanium dioxide producers in obtaining the annulment of the first European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) decision on nanoforms.

Leading individuals

Ruxandra Cana - Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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Financial services
EU regulatory: Financial services - ranked: tier 2

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP has a strong focus on insurance law and regulation and is also well known for its work for Swiss banks. Insurance and reinsurance expert Philip Woolfson impresses with his ‘deep knowledge and specialist advice’ and acts as EU liaison officer to the Association of International Life Offices. Jean Russotto provides ongoing legal analysis and advocacy support to the Swiss Bankers Association.

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Food
EU regulatory: Food - ranked: tier 2

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s food practice sits within its environment and life sciences department. Food contact compliance is a sweet spot, with Anna Gergely recommended in this area.

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