Q&A with Philip Torbøl, Partner, at K&L Gates

Q&A with Philip Torbøl, Partner, at K&L Gates Image

Philip Torbøl is a founding partner of the K&L Gates Brussels office and is a member of the antitrust, competition and trade regulation group. Within his practice, he focuses on EU competition law, international trade laws and internal market. 

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Q&A with Olivier Proust, Partner, at Fieldfisher

Q&A with Olivier Proust, Partner, at Fieldfisher Image

Olivier Proust graduated from the Université Panthéon Assas in Paris. He later studied Masters in the Anglo-Saxon law system in Toronto and completed a Masters law degree at the University of Strasbourg. He has worked in Paris specializing in IP/IT law, information technology law as well data protection until he later moved to Brussels.

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Q&A with Prof. Dr. Dieter Frey, Senior Partner, at FREY Rechtsanwälte

Q&A with Prof. Dr. Dieter Frey, Senior Partner, at FREY Rechtsanwälte Image

Prof. Dr. Dieter Frey studied law at the universities of Bonn and Lausanne as well as at the College of Europe in Bruges. He did a master’s degree in European Community Law at the College of Europe. Worked as an academic assistant for Prof. Dr. Everling, a former judge at the European Court of Justice in Bonn. In 1998, after completing doctorate on European Media Law, started a career as a lawyer with White & Case in Brussels. In 2003 created his own law firm FREY Rechtsanwälte.

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Q&A with Paul Lugard, Partner at Baker Botts (Belgium) LLP

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Paul Lugard studied law at the University of Groningen, a vibrant, but also a somewhat far-away city in the northern part of the Netherlands. After a traineeship at DG COMP, then called DG 4, he spent a year at the College of Europe and was then hired by one of the larger Dutch firms in Rotterdam, Trenité van Doorne. After five years he moved to an in-house position at Philips, where he would spent more than a decade, the last few years as Senior Vice President and Head of Antitrust. It was an exciting and interesting period and Paul Lugard have made some good friends there. In 2012 I was asked to set up the Brussels office of Baker Botts, together with Catriona Hatton, who was then the partner in charge of the Brussels office of Hogan Lovells.

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Q&A with Geert Somers, Partner at time.lex

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Geert Somers specialises in intellectual property, e-commerce, ICT related contracts, media and entertainment, data protection, unfair competition and digital marketing. He works for clients in a number of sectors including Internet, technology, heavy industries, leisure, media, health care, training services, direct marketing and financial services.

He shared with Brussels Legal about the challenges of being a partner in time.lex, a law firm specialized in technology, intellectual property, media and e-business. The development and expansion of time.lex and the most challenging and rewarding aspects of day-to-day work were some of the topics discussed.

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Q&A with Andrès Font Galarza, Partner, Gibson Dunn

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Andrés Font Galarza is a Spanish qualified partner and a member of the Brussels Bar, based in the Brussels office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Galarza’s practice encompasses antitrust issues relating to mergers, joint ventures, distribution (especially online commerce), IP, the abuse of dominance and cartels.
He talks with Brussels Legal about the challenges of being a private practice lawyer in brussels after 15 years in the European Commission.

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Q&A with Johan Ysewyn, Partner, Clifford Chance

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Johan Ysewyn advises on all aspects of EC, international and Belgian antitrust law, including merger control, compliance, cartel and leniency issues and abuse of dominance cases. He has acted for both parties and complainants.

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Q&A with Bogdan Evtimov, Partner at Dentons

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Bogdan Evtimov is a partner in Dentons LLP' Brussels office. He has been extensively involved in trade, WTO and competition law in leading international and EU practices in Brussels since 2001. He talks about his extensive professional experience, why he chose a career in Brussels and more in an interview with Brussels Legal.

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Antitrustitalia's founders on its creation and activities

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Brussels Legal sat down with the founders of antitrustitalia, a recently launched networking group for Brussels-based Italian antitrust professionals, to talk about its creation and activities.

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Kyrill Farbmann, Associate at Jones Day

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Brussels Legal sat down with Kyrill Farbmann, an Associate at Jones Day specialising in Antitrust & Competition Law.

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Sam Hare, Trainee in the European Parliament Legal Service

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Brussels Legal sat down with Sam Hare, Trainee in the European Parliament Legal Service.

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Advocating labour rights: June Sørensen, International Trade Union Confederation

Advocating labour rights: June Sørensen, International Trade Union Confederation Image

Brussels Legal sat down with June Sørensen, Human Rights and Trade Union Rights specialist at the International Trade Union Confederation.

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The creation of Vermulst Verhaeghe Graafsma & Bronckers - and everyday life in a boutique-style law firm

The creation of Vermulst Verhaeghe Graafsma & Bronckers - and everyday life in a boutique-style law firm Image

Peter Verhaeghe, Marco Bronckers and Yves Van Gerven, Partners at VVGB

Brussels Legal sat down with three of Vermulst Verhaeghe Graafsma & Bronckers’ partners and talked about the creation of VVGB and everyday life in a boutique-style law firm.

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Luca Prete, Legal Service of the European Commission

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Brussels Legal sat down with Luca Prete, Legal Service of the European Commission, to discuss his high-profile career in EU law, WTO litigation, and his passion for legal battle..

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EU Law: Frank Schoneveld, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Brussels Legal sat down with Frank Schoneveld from McDermott Will & Emery to discuss his adventurous career in the practice of all things EU law.

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Antitrust & Trade Law: Francesco Carloni, Howrey

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Brussels Legal caught up with Francesco Carloni of Howrey LLP to find out what drew him to a career in antitrust and trade law in Brussels.

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Tax Law: Howard Liebman, Partner, Jones Day.

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Brussels Legal sat down with Howard Liebman to discuss tax law, what he likes about it and how he ended up embarking on an over three decade-long career in the field.

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Arbitration Law: Niuscha Bassiri, Associate at Hanotiau & van den Berg (HVDB)

Arbitration Law: Niuscha Bassiri, Associate at Hanotiau & van den Berg (HVDB) Image

Brussels Legal sat down with Niuscha Bassiri, Associate at HVDB (Hanotiau & van den Berg) to discuss her fast-paced career as an arbitration lawyer in Brussels and beyond.

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Mastering Legal Writing

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Marisa Kakoulas has shared her top ten tips for fine-tuning legal writing with us.

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