BRUSSELS – International law firm Reed Smith announces that four of its partners have been ranked as leaders in their practice areas, in the latest edition of Best Lawyers Belgium. The four Brussels-based lawyers focus on competition/antitrust, trade, and energy-related matters.

Avocats associés à cet article: Christian Filippitsch Yves Melin Wim Vandenberghe

Reed Smith opened its Brussels office in January 2020. The new location expanded the firm’s regulatory and competition practices and strengthened its ability to advise clients on highly regulated international transactions.

The complete list of recognized Reed Smith partners follows, along with their practice areas.

  • Christian Filippitsch, Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Geert Goeteyn, Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Yves Melin, Trade Law
  • Wim Vandenberghe, Energy Law

Filippitsch’s practice focuses on EU competition, merger control and regulatory law, with a particular emphasis on the energy, transport and automotive industries.

Goeteyn’s practice centres on EU competition, merger control and regulatory law for a wide range of sectors, with a particular focus on aviation and technology.

Melin focuses on trade remedies and investigations, customs compliance and investigations, export controls and sanctions, conflict minerals and other import controls, WTO disputes and data protection.

Vandenberghe focuses his practice on EU regulatory law and public policy across a range of industries – in particular, life sciences, energy and technology.