VBB maintains top spots in Chambers Europe 2023 with 16 lawyers and 5 departments ranked in its flagship industry guide
The new rankings in Chambers Europe 2023 show Van Bael and Bellis (VBB) securing prominent positions in the guide once again. In particular, the firm excels in the key categories of International Trade/WTO (Band 1), Competition: EU (Band 2), Competition: Domestic (Band 2) and Life Sciences (Band 1). VBB’s growing Transactions Team also proves noteworthy with the Corporate/M&A practice recognised (Band 3) alongside individual rankings for partners Michel Bonne and Johan Mouraux.
VBB’s Competition and International Trade practices achieve 14 individual rankings for team members. About the teams, Chambers says “Van Bael & Bellis offers an outstanding practice with a tremendous reputation”. Highlighted individuals include Jean-François Bellis, Philippe De Baere, Fabrizio Di Gianni, Porter Elliott, David Hull, Andrzej Kmiecik, Peter L’Ecluse, Richard Luff, Pablo Muñiz, Yuriy Rudyuk, Benoît Servais, Kris Van Hove and Markus Wellinger.
VBB’s market-leading Life Sciences team sees practice heads Catherine Longeval and Peter L’Ecluse singled out for recognition. About the team, Chambers notes that the “prominent” practice advises “an impressive roster of international biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies”. In addition, partner Catherine Longeval gains praise for her litigation skills in the Dispute Resolution tables.
About the firm, clients add "The lawyers were very practical and had a good and high-level understanding of the situation, which helped from a business perspective, in order to give us pertinent and appropriate advice" and “Van Bael & Bellis’ lawyers are excellent”.
A comprehensive list of rankings can be found below.