Useful Organisations

Brussels can be bewildering upon initial arrival: there are a number of organisations offering an "insider's" view of activities or niches work.

So as a newcomer, how do you distinguish between them? Brussels Legal profiles a few useful organisations for new arrivals.

Wolter Kymmell, former Belgian country representative of the Association of Corporate Counsel Europe

The Association of Corporate Counsel Europe is an association for in-house counsel. Brussels Legal asked Mr. Wolter Kymmell, the former Belgian country representative, more about the association and its activities.

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Bruesseler Runde

Founded more than 15 years ago, the Bruesseler Runde is a forum of German lawyers in Brussels working in the EU institutions, other international organisations, trade associations, companies and law firms. 

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LSEG Brussels

Two Lovells' lawyers, Kirstie Nicholson and Peter Citron, have recently taken over the chairmanship of the Brussels section of the Law Society's European Group (LSEG Brussels).

Brussels Legal asked Ms. Nicholson and Mr Citron about the organisation and how it will be developing.

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Bruesseler Runde

Bruesseler Runde is a forum for German lawyers in Brussels. Brussels Legal asked Bruesseler Runde's organiser, Susanne Zuehlke, an associate at Latham & Watkins, about the organisation.

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June O'Keeffe, Head of EU & WTO Affairs of the Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office

For UK lawyers in Brussels, the Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office is a useful organisation dealing with a range of professional activities.

Brussels Legal asked June O'Keeffe, Head of EU & WTO Affairs, about the organisation.

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In-House: Belgian Institute of Company Lawyers

The Belgian Institute of Company Lawyers (referred to here by its Dutch and French initials as IBJ/IJE) serves the interests of Belgium-based company lawyers.

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Vassiliki Avgoustidi, Founding President of the Organisation of Women in International Trade

Vassiliki Avgoustidi, Founding President of the Organisation of Women in International Trade Image

The Brussels chapter of the Organisation of Women in International Trade (BWIT) was founded in 2005.

But do not be misled by its name! In fact BWIT is open to both men and women.

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EU and Competition Law: LSEG Brussels

The well-established Brussels section of the Law Society's European Group (LSEG Brussels) has evolved into one of the most active discussion fora for EU and competition law specialists in the city.

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