McGuireWoods LLP has more than 1,100 lawyers in 23 strategically located offices, including Brussels, Belgium, and London, United Kingdom. We provide seamless global advice through our network firms in 128 countries.
Brussels is the capital of the European Union and home to the European Commission and other EU institutions. McGuireWoods Brussels has been serving clients in Belgium and internationally for more than 25 years. Our lawyers are fluent in two or more languages, including English, Dutch, French and German.
We have specific depth of experience in a range of practice areas for corporate clients in Belgium and beyond, including mergers and acquisitions, general corporate services, commercial contracts, data privacy, dispute resolution, corporate finance, private equity and venture capital, intellectual property, real estate and real estate finance. We have a significant reputation in mining, in particular from our work with metal mining companies in francophone Central and Western Africa. We represent companies and investors with international reach in a range of sectors, particularly high tech, real estate, mining, manufacturing, aviation, banking, distribution and franchise, financial and payment services, food and beverage, gaming and gambling, information and communications technology, life sciences, media and entertainment, information and communications technology, sports, and transportation.
Our lawyers advise on all aspects of competition law in the EU. They offer extensive experience in merger control, cartels, trading agreements and practices, including abuse of dominance and distribution, as well as audits and compliance programs. Through our lawyers and a network of strong relationships with correspondent law firms, our team handles competition law matters at EU and national levels, as well as multijurisdictional matters throughout the world. Our state aid team regularly advises public sector clients on how to finance projects in compliance with state aid rules, and advises private sector clients on their applications to obtain state aid or challenge state aid granted to competitors.
The Brussels office is committed to McGuireWoods’ core value of service, and our lawyers and staff are active with nonprofit associations and foundations. This includes serving as members on boards and in leadership roles, and participating in volunteer activities.