Van Bael & Bellis promotes two new partners
This week, Van Bael & Bellis promotes Andreas Reindl and Gabriele Coppo to its partnership.
Co-managing partners, Jean-François Bellis and Philippe De Baere commented: “Andreas and Gabriele have been key contributors to the continuing expansion of our EU competition and international trade practices. They add to our firm’s strengths and reflect our enduring commitment to carry the firm forward as one of Europe’s most exceptional legal teams”.
The new partners are based in Brussels and expand the firm’s EU Competition and International Trade teams:
- Andreas Reindl joined Van Bael & Bellis as Counsel in 2016 and was promoted to Senior Counsel in 2018. Andreas’ practice focuses on all aspects of European competition law. He has significant experience advising Fortune 500 companies and well-known multinationals in high profile mergers as well as complex investigations before the European Commission and national competition authorities. He previously served as the Director of the Fordham Competition Law Institute at Fordham Law School New York, and as a Principal Administrator at the OECD's Competition Division. He also worked for several years in the Washington DC and Brussels offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and in the Brussels office of Baker Botts.
- Gabriele Coppo joined Van Bael & Bellis in 2008. He specialises in EU and international trade and customs law, as well as Italian and EU competition law. He also advises clients on other EU law matters, including free movement of goods and services and regulatory law, with particular expertise in the auto industry. He has broad experience in litigation before the Italian and EU courts.
Van Bael & Bellis’ Brussels and Geneva offices now include 22 partners, 6 senior counsel, 5 counsel and 35 associates.