Primarily through its Brussels office, Skadden advises clients regarding the rapidly evolving areas of European Union (EU) law, including a full range of competition issues (e.g., merger control, cartels and Articles 101/102 (formerly Articles 81/82)). Several of our resident attorneys are qualified to practice Belgian law and are members of the Brussels bar. Our attorneys include nationals admitted to practice in various Member States within the EU. 

Our attorneys handle matters in the following principal categories: EU and other non-U.S. cartel, antitrust, merger control laws and other EU competition, liberalization and regulatory issues. Our Brussels-based attorneys regularly coordinate with their U.S. and Asian colleagues on global merger and antitrust cases.

Skadden’s Brussels office is recognized as having one of the top practices in the area of European Union and International Competition by Chambers Europe and The Legal 500. We were named one of Law360’s Competition Groups of the Year for 2020. In 2019, Skadden was recognized as Competition Team of the Year by Legal Business. We were named Transatlantic Antitrust Team of the Year by The American Lawyer and Legal Week at the 2018 Transatlantic Legal Awards, and in 2016 Skadden was ranked as an “Outstanding” firm in Global Competition Review’s survey of Brussels’ top competition practices. Attorneys in our practice are fluent in Dutch/Flemish, English, French, German, Greek and Italian.