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Crowell & Moring

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The firm: Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognised for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity.

Brussels office: Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office is a strong domestic and European practice that serves clients across numerous jurisdictions. It is an interdepartmental office, each partner having their own individual areas of focus, and it provides a full range of legal services across a spectrum of technological and commercial fields. The office’s dispute resolution capabilities are well known.

Areas of practice: Competition/antitrust: The EU competition practice has extensive experience in merger control, damages litigation, abuse of dominance proceedings, IP/antitrust issues, state aid, and compliance training. The domestic Belgian practice is well established and the team boasts in-house experience in UK competition law. More than 30 US antitrust lawyers provide international support.

Corporate, commercial and employment: The Belgian corporate, commercial and employment practice helps companies set up, manage, structure and develop their business in Europe. It advises on business formation, transactional matters and restructuring, as well as mergers and acquisitions. All types of contracts and disputes are handled, as are employment issues such as individual litigation, complex collective labour, social security or data protection issues.

EU regulatory: The EU regulatory practice has a particular focus on IP, IT, life sciences, telecommunications and the media. It helps clients identify and manage the numerous legal requirements that affect their business, both on a national and international level. The practice advises on product-related issues and broader issues such as data protection regulation.

Intellectual property: With skill and experience across the full range of IP disciplines, the IP practice focuses on patent litigation, trade marks, designs, TMT, trade secrets and copyright. The practice advises on IP portfolio management and is well known for its litigation and arbitration capabilities. International support is provided by more than 60 US IP colleagues. The Belgian IP practice is one of the largest and best respected in Belgium.

International dispute resolution: Crowell & Moring lawyers counsel clients in complex arbitrations, with a particular focus on matters involving intellectual property, information technology and the internet. The firm has represented clients in procedures before such bodies as the International Chamber of Commerce and the Belgian Arbitration and Mediation Center. Several Crowell & Moring lawyers have themselves been appointed as arbitrators or mediators in international and local ADR proceedings.

Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping: The international trade practice is part of the firm-wide practice, which is well known for advising global businesses on managing risk and seizing opportunities. The firm is a leader in the export control and sanctions law area, representing a wide range of US and non-US interests affected by the extraterritorial restrictions as well as long-term experience in the fundamentals of the import and export law regimes. The practice prides itself on global, integrated advice for businesses facing challenges in multiple jurisdictions, all with the goal of helping them trade goods and services, open new markets and settle disputes.

Litigation and trial: Dispute resolution is at Crowell & Moring’s core and is an essential component of all the Brussels’ office practices. The Brussels partners are widely acclaimed for their innovative, persistent and often groundbreaking approach to handling crucial matters for their clients across industries. The firm has extensive courtroom experience (both before the Belgian courts and before the Court of Justice of the European Union) with a focus on resolving disputes quickly and effectively.

Privacy and data protection: Crowell & Moring Brussels has been closely monitoring EU and Belgian developments in privacy and data protection regulation for the last 20 years. Working in close collaboration with Crowell & Moring US colleagues, and supported by a number of experienced data protection lawyers across Europe, the Belgian team provides cross-industry support in this important area. With the coming into force of the GDPR in May 2018, Crowell & Moring Brussels is perfectly placed to help clients comply with its requirements.

  • Contacts
  • Kristof Roox
  • Thomas De Meese
  • Other offices
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • San Francisco
  • Washington DC
  • Number of lawyers worldwide: 500+
  • at this office: 29
  • Number of partners worldwide: 190
  • number of partners at this office: 7
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Member
  • Network of Automotive Specialists
  • Global Network Group of Lawyers (GNG)
  • Crowell & Moring International

United States


Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. It is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. With more than 500 lawyers based in the US and Europe, it helps international corporations and emerging enterprises navigate complex legal challenges and create business solutions across the globe.


Litigation & Trial:


Litigation is a core strength of the firm and its deepest practice. Fully two thirds of lawyers prosecute and defend cases, handling billion-dollar civil trials, criminal trials, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations in the United States and in global forums on matters spanning all practice and industry competencies.


Regulatory & Policy:


The firm has deep experience working with agencies across the US Executive Branch and government agencies within the EU. It is home to more than 100 former government officials who have held pivotal positions in the US and international agencies. Lawyers and consultants have experience drafting, negotiating, and implementing critical regulations that impact business across industries.


Transactions & Corporate:


The firm offers a full-service corporate practice with an emphasis on M&A, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, corporate securities and finance and complex outsourcing, IP and commercial arrangements in industries such as healthcare, defense, financial services, retail/consumer goods, energy, life sciences and high tech.




The firm conducts internal investigations on behalf of leading businesses, boards, and individuals and responding to government enforcement inquiries. It has represented clients in matters spanning more than 80 countries and six continents in high-profile and international investigations, internal investigations, congressional investigations, compliance counseling, and monitorships on matters ranging from FCPA and FCA to whistleblowers complaints.


  • Chair
  • Philip T Inglima
  • Other Offices
  • Brussels
  • London
  • Number of Partners: 190
  • Number of Other Fee-Earners: 331
  • Total Staff: 953

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