Van Bael & Bellis
Van Bael & Bellis is a leading independent law firm based in Brussels. Established in 1986, Van Bael & Bellis houses a multi-jurisdictional team of lawyers who provide specialised advice to clients ranging from multinational corporations and government bodies to international trade associations and international law firms.
Van Bael & Bellis has a global client base. The team consists of more than 70 lawyers from over 20 different countries who understand the subtleties of working across multiple jurisdictions and different cultural environments.
The firm is known for its client-centred approach and focused expertise in EU and national competition law, WTO and EU trade and customs law, regulatory law, as well as Belgian business law.
In the area of international trade law, the firm has established itself as a market leader with its successful track record in handling trade defence proceedings as well as offering clients top quality assistance on all aspects of WTO law, customs law and the negotiation of free trade agreements. In this field, the firm is particularly well-known for its international litigation skills before the European Court of Justice, arbitration panels and the WTO Appellate Body.
The firm’s working language is English, but its lawyers also work in many other languages, including Chinese, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian.