Catherine Longeval specialises in dispute resolution, both before the Belgian courts and before arbitral tribunals (mainly CEPANI). She advises clients on a wide range of issues, including life sciences law. Her expertise in this area covers laws governing medicines, biotech products, medical devices, cosmetics and food supplements, among other aspects.
She also specialises in unfair market practices, distribution law, product liability, public procurement, employment law and general commercial law.
Catherine began her professional career in October 1989. Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis in 1994, she worked as an associate with a leading Brussels law firm.
She regularly lectures and writes on life sciences regulatory matters and procedural law matters. She often speaks at conferences.
Dutch, English, French, German (passive knowledge)
- Chambers Global and Chambers Europe for Dispute Resolution
- Chambers Europe – ‘Leaders In Their Field’ (Dispute Resolution)
- Expert Guides – Guide to the World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers
- PLC for EU Life Sciences – Regulatory
- PLC for EU Life Sciences – Competition/Anti-trust
- PLC for Dispute Resolution
- PLC for Belgium Life Sciences – Regulatory
- Legal 500 for Employment law
- Legal 500 for Dispute Resolution
- European Legal Experts for Litigation
- Who’s Who Legal for Life Sciences
- LMG Life Sciences (Europe) – Life Sciences Star
- Best Lawyers – Litigation
- University of Brussels (ULB), Master of Laws, 1989
- University of Leuven, Master of Laws, 1987
Contributor to Van Bael & Bellis' Business Law Guide to Belgium (Kluwer Law International/Bruylant, 2003).
Co-author of PLC's Life Sciences Handbook, Chambers' Pharmaceutical Advertising Guide, and dispute resolution section of Chambers' Litigation guide.
Member of CEPINA (Belgian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration)
Member of the Brussels Pharma Law Group
Member of the European Employment Lawyers Association
Member of the International Bar Association
Representing a global pharmaceutical company in the context of “extreme urgency” suspension proceedings before the Council of State, aimed at the suspension and annulment of a tender decision of the Office de la Naissance et de l’Enfance (ONE) granted in favour of a competitor of our client.
Representing a global logistics company in proceedings initiated by an international organisation and the Belgian State following our client’s attachment of assets in a case which raises complex issues under international and procedural law.