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Van Bael & Bellis promotes Aldo Scalini

  • 01/02/2021
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Van Bael & Bellis is pleased to announce the promotion of EU law specialist Aldo Scalini to Counsel.

Aldo joined Van Bael & Bellis in December 2011 and has 15 years of experience in EU Trade Law, Competition Law and Litigation. Aldo represents clients in investigations initiated by the European Commission and proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union. 

  • EU Trade Law and Sanctions. Aldo has a strong expertise in EU anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations initiated by the EU and by third countries. He also assists public bodies, companies and individuals that are targeted by EU sanctions and advises international companies on compliance with trade laws, economic sanctions and export control laws. 
  • EU Competition Law. Aldo has a wealth of experience in the field of State aid. His experience also includes advising clients on antitrust compliance programmes as well as distribution and licensing agreements.
  • EU Law and Litigation. Aldo advises clients on EU law-related issues with a special focus on regulated sectors such as the food and beverage, environmental, and automotive sectors. He has assisted and represented clients in more than 30 cases before the EU Courts (including cases relating to EU trade policy, EU sanctions, State aid, and staff regulations) and before the Italian civil and administrative courts.  

Aldo commented on his promotion: “I am thrilled by this recognition. Van Bael & Bellis boasts a team of top-notch lawyers with an outstanding reputation in the fields of international trade and competition law, and, in my new role, I look forward to continuing to expand the services we offer to our clients worldwide”.

Aldo’s promotion within Van Bael & Bellis is recognition of the firm’s commitment to consolidate and build on their leading reputation in the areas of competition and international trade as evidenced by the recent opening of the London practice. 

Philippe De Baere, managing partner, commented: “It is difficult to overestimate Aldo’s importance for our trade and regulatory practice. He has been the driving force behind several new initiatives such as an increased focus on EU sanction proceedings and the application of stricter environmental regulations in the automotive sector. I am sure that he will continue to do so in his new role as counsel.”


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